OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
310-A:174 Disciplinary Action.
I. The board may undertake disciplinary proceedings:
(a) Upon his or her own initiative; or
(b) Upon written complaint of any person which charges that a person licensed by the board has committed misconduct under paragraph II and which specifies the grounds therefor.
II. Misconduct sufficient to support disciplinary proceedings under this section shall include:
(a) The practice of fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license to practice under this subdivision.
(b) The practice of court reporting using a reporting method for which the person is not licensed.
(c) Conviction of a felony.
(d) Any unprofessional conduct, or dishonorable conduct unworthy of, and affecting the practice of, the profession.
(e) Unfitness or incompetency by reason of negligent habits or other causes.
(f) Addiction to the use of alcohol or other habit-forming drugs to a degree which renders him or her unfit to practice under this subdivision.
(g) Mental or physical incompetency to practice under this subdivision.
(h) Willful or repeated violation of the provisions of this subdivision.
(i) Suspension or revocation of a license, similar to one issued under this subdivision, in another jurisdiction and not reinstated.
III. The board may take disciplinary action in any one or more of the following ways:
(a) By reprimand.
(b) By suspension, limitation, or restriction of license for a period of up to 5 years.
(c) By revocation of license.
(d) By requiring the person to participate in a program of continuing education in the area or areas in which he or she has been found deficient.
(e) By assessing administrative fines in amounts established by the board which shall not exceed $2,000 per offense, or, in the case of continuing offenses, $200 for each day up to a total not exceeding $2,000.
Source. 2007, 300:1, eff. July 1, 2007.