§ 5-35.2-10. Refusal, suspension or revocation of license for unprofessional conduct.
In addition to any and all other remedies provided in this chapter, the director may, after notice and hearing, in the director's discretion, refuse to grants, refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke any license provided for in this chapter to any person who is guilty of unprofessional conduct or conduct of a character likely to deceive or defraud the public, or for any fraud or deception committed in obtaining a license. "Unprofessional conduct" is defined as including, but is not limited to:
(1) Conviction of one of the offenses set forth in § 23-17-37;
(2) Knowingly placing the health of a client a serious risk without maintaining proper precautions;
(3) Advertising by means of false or deceptive statements;
(4) The use of drugs or alcohol to an extent that impairs that person's ability to properly engage in the profession;
(5) The use of any false or fraudulent statement in any document connected with his or her practice;
(6) The obtaining of any fee by fraud or willful misrepresentation of any kind either to a patient or insurance plan;
(7) Knowingly performing any act which in any way aids or assists an unlicensed person to practice in violation of this chapter;
(8) Violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in, or abetting, the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any of the provisions of this chapter or regulations previously or hereafter issued pursuant to this chapter;
(10) Repeated acts of gross misconduct;
(11) Failure to conform to acceptable and prevailing community standard of opticianry practice.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 305, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 433, § 3.)