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H0394........................................................by MR. SPEAKER Requested by Bureau of Occupational Licenses PODIATRY - LICENSES - Amends existing law to provide additional grounds for the revocation, suspension or denial of a license to practice podiatry. 01/17 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing Rpt prt - to Bus
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 394 BY MR. SPEAKER Requested by: Bureau of Occupational Licenses 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO THE IDAHO BOARD OF PODIATRY; AMENDING SECTION 54-608, IDAHO CODE, 3 TO PROVIDE FOR REVOCATION, SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF A LICENSE FOR REASONS 4 OF MENTAL ILLNESS, PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR HAVING A COMMUNICABLE, CONTAGIOUS 5 OR INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS; AND PROVIDING AN 6 EFFECTIVE DATE. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 54-608, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 54-608. GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION, DENIAL, REFUSAL TO RENEW OR REVOCATION OF 11 LICENSE. No license may be issued, and a license previously issued may be sus- 12 pended or revoked, if the person applying, or the person licensed is: 13 (1 .) Found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction of a felony or any 14 offense involving moral turpitude; 15 (2 .) Found by the board to be a repeated and excessive abuser of any 16 drug, including alcohol, or any controlled substance; 17 (3 .) Found by the board to be in violation of any provision of this act 18 or the rules promulgated pursuant thereto; 19 (4 .) Found by the board to have used fraud or deception in the procuring 20 of any license; 21 (5 .) Found by the board to have had any action, including denial of a 22 license or the voluntary surrender of or voluntary limitation on a license, 23 taken against the licensee by any peer review body, any health care institu- 24 tion, any professional medical society or association or any court, law 25 enforcement or governmental agency; or26 (6 .) Found by the board to have been unethical, unprofessional or dishon- 27 orable in the practice of healing the sick; or 28 (7) Found by the board to be unable to practice podiatry with reasonable 29 skill and safety by reason of: 30 (a) Mental illness; or 31 (b) Physical illness including, but not limited to, physical deteriora- 32 tion which adversely affects cognitive, motor or perceptive skills; or 33 (c) Having a communicable, contagious or infectious disease which endan- 34 gers the health of patients. 35 SECTION 2. This act shall be in full force and effect on and after July 36 1, 2000.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS09352 Add to existing statute Section 54-608, Idaho Code, to provide for revocation or suspension of a license or grounds for denial for reasons of mental illness, physical illness or having a communicable, contagious or infectious disease. FISCAL IMPACT There is no fiscal impact to the general fund or dedicated funds. CONTACT Name: Tom Limbaugh Agency: Bureau of Occupational Licenses; Idaho Bd. of Podiatry Phone: 334-3233 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H0394