The Board may require remedial education, issue of a letter of reprimand, restrict, revoke, or suspend any license issued pursuant to this Chapter or deny any application for licensure if the Board determines that the licensee or applicant has done any of the following:
(1) Given false information or withheld material information from the Board in procuring or attempting to procure a license pursuant to this Chapter.
(2) Been convicted of, or pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to, any crime that indicates that the person is unfit or incompetent to be licensed pursuant to this Chapter.
(3) Is unable to perform the functions for which a license has been issued due to impairment of mental or physical faculties.
(4) Engaged in conduct that endangers the public health.
(5) Is unfit or incompetent to be licensed pursuant to this Chapter by reason of deliberate or negligent acts or omissions regardless of whether active injury to the patient or client is established.
(6) Engages in conduct that deceives, defrauds, or harms the public in the course of claiming licensed status or practicing recreational therapy.
(7) Willfully violated any provision of this Chapter, rules, or code of ethics enacted by the Board.
(8) Aided, abetted, or assisted any person in violating the provisions of this Chapter.
The Board may reinstate a revoked license or remove licensure restrictions when it finds that the reasons for revocation or restriction no longer exist and that the person can reasonably be expected to safely and properly practice recreational therapy. (2005-378, s. 2.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014