PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-5614. DENIAL OF LICENSE AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS. (1) The board may refuse to issue, refuse to renew, revoke, suspend or otherwise sanction a licensee upon the following grounds:
(a) Fraud or deception in procuring or renewing the license;
(b) Having been found guilty, convicted, or placed on probation; having entered into a guilty plea that is accepted by the court; forfeited bail, bond or collateral deposited to secure a defendant’s appearance; or having received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence of a felony by a court of competent jurisdiction;
(c) Gross incompetence or unprofessional conduct;
(d) Fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered as a genetic counselor or in establishing qualifications for licensure under this chapter;
(e) Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the rules promulgated by the board under the authority of this chapter;
(f) Failure to comply with a board order;
(g) Having had a license revoked or suspended or having been otherwise disciplined by the board or the proper authorities of another state, territory or country;
(h) Habitual drunkenness or addiction to habit-forming drugs, either of which impairs the ability to perform work without danger to himself or the public;
(i) Aiding or abetting any person not licensed or otherwise authorized under this chapter in the practice of genetic counseling in the state of Idaho;
(j) Representing himself as a licensed genetic counselor when he is unlicensed;
(k) Failing to maintain the requirements for a license or failing to achieve the minimum CEUs required for the renewal of a license;
(l) Having a license or certification in a related field revoked or suspended or having been otherwise disciplined in Idaho or any other state; or
(m) Unethical or unprofessional conduct as defined by the rules of the board or the code of ethics established by the rules of the board.
(2) The board may reinstate any revoked or suspended license upon such terms as it may determine.
(3) The board may by rule provide a procedure for an applicant to request an exemption review for a felony or lesser crime conviction. The applicant shall bear the burden and financial responsibility of providing all evidence, documentation and proof of suitability for licensure required by the board for exemption review.
[54-5614, added 2015, ch. 128, sec. 1, p. 327.]