PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-1502A. nonlicensed persons — penalties and remedies. (1) The board may investigate any person engaged in the practice of optometry within the state of Idaho or any person believed to have acted as an optometrist without being duly licensed as required by this chapter. Upon receipt of a written complaint, the board shall perform an investigation of the facts alleged. If the board investigation reveals that the facts alleged or received are sufficient to proceed with formal action, the board may authorize the filing of an administrative complaint against the person and may seek injunctive relief prohibiting such person from engaging in the practice of optometry. In addition or alternatively, the board may refer violators of the provisions of this chapter for prosecution pursuant to section 54-1513, Idaho Code.
(2) Each violation of the provisions of section 54-1502, Idaho Code, shall, upon conviction, result in a fine in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment in the county jail for not less than thirty (30) days but not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(3) The assessment of costs and fees incurred in the investigation and prosecution or defense of a person under this section shall be governed by the provisions of section 12-117(5), Idaho Code.
[54-1502A, added 2009, ch. 118, sec. 3, p. 378; am. 2018, ch. 348, sec. 6, p. 803.]