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65-2006. Suspension, revocation or limitation of licenses and permits; grounds; consent to submit to mental or physical examination implied; professional incompetency and unprofessional conduct defined; hearing procedure. (a) The board, upon hearing, may revoke, suspend or limit any license or permit to practice podiatry, may deny issuance or renewal of any such license or permit, or may publicly or privately censure a licensee or permittee, if the person holding or applying for such license or permit is found by the board to:

(1) Have committed fraud in securing the license or permit;

(2) have engaged in unprofessional or dishonorable conduct or professional incompetency;

(3) have been convicted of a felony if the board determines, after investigation, that such person has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;

(4) have used untruthful or improbable statements or flamboyant, exaggerated or extravagant claims in advertisements concerning the licensee's or permit holder's professional excellence or abilities;

(5) be addicted to or have distributed intoxicating liquors or drugs for any other than lawful purposes;

(6) have willfully or repeatedly violated the podiatry act, the pharmacy act or the uniform controlled substances act, or any rules and regulations adopted thereunder, or any rules and regulations of the secretary of health and environment which are relevant to the practice of podiatry;

(7) have unlawfully invaded the field of practice of any branch of the healing arts;

(8) have failed to submit proof of completion of a continuing education course required pursuant to the podiatry act;

(9) have engaged in the practice of podiatry under a false or assumed name or impersonated another podiatrist, but practice by a licensee or permit holder under a professional corporation or other legal entity duly authorized to provide podiatry services in the state shall not be considered to be practice under an assumed name;

(10) be unable to practice podiatry with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of any mental or physical condition, illness, alcoholism or excessive use of drugs, controlled substances or chemical or any other type of material;

(11) have had the person's license or permit to practice podiatry revoked, suspended or limited, or have had other disciplinary actions taken or an application for a license or permit denied, by the proper licensing authority of any state, territory or country or the District of Columbia;

(12) have violated any rules and regulations of the board or any lawful order or directive of the board;

(13) have knowingly submitted a misleading, deceptive, untrue or fraudulent misrepresentation on a claim form, bill or statement; or

(14) have assisted suicide in violation of K.S.A. 21-3406, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-5407, and amendments thereto, as established by any of the following:

(A) A copy of the record of criminal conviction or plea of guilty for a felony in violation of K.S.A. 21-3406, prior to its repeal, or K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-5407, and amendments thereto.

(B) A copy of the record of a judgment of contempt of court for violating an injunction issued under K.S.A. 60-4404, and amendments thereto.

(C) A copy of the record of a judgment assessing damages under K.S.A. 60-4405, and amendments thereto.

(b) In determining whether or not a licensee or permit holder is unable to practice podiatry with reasonable skill and safety to patients as provided in subsection (a)(10), the board, upon probable cause, shall have authority to compel a licensee or permit holder to submit to mental or physical examination by such persons as the board may designate. Failure of a licensee or permit holder to submit to such examination when directed shall constitute an admission of the allegations against the licensee or permit holder, unless the failure was due to circumstances beyond the licensee's or permit holder's control. A person affected by this subsection shall be offered, at reasonable intervals, an opportunity to demonstrate that such person can resume the competent practice of podiatry with reasonable skill and safety to patients. Each licensee or permit holder accepting the privilege to practice podiatry in this state, by practicing podiatry in this state or by making and filing an application for a license or permit, or renewal of a license or permit, to practice podiatry in this state, shall be deemed to have consented to submit to a mental or physical examination when directed in writing by the board pursuant to this subsection and to have waived all objections to the admissibility of the testimony or examination report of the person conducting such examination at any proceeding or hearing before the board on the ground that such testimony or examination report constitutes a privileged communication. The record of any board proceedings involving a mental or physical examination pursuant to this subsection shall not be used in any other administrative or judicial proceeding.

Whenever the board directs that a licensee or permit holder submit to an examination pursuant to this subsection, the time from the date of the board's directive until the submission to the board of the report of the examination shall not be included in the computation of the time limit for hearing prescribed by the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(c) As used in this section, "professional incompetency" and "unprofessional conduct" shall have the meanings ascribed thereto by K.S.A. 65-2837, and amendments thereto.

(d) The procedure for revocation, suspension, limitation, temporary suspension, temporary limitation, or for denial of issuance or renewal pursuant to this section, of any license or permit to practice podiatry shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

History: L. 1927, ch. 246, § 7; L. 1975, ch. 323, § 5; L. 1979, ch. 197, § 6; L. 1984, ch. 313, § 117; L. 1986, ch. 234, § 4; L. 1988, ch. 246, § 5; L. 1998, ch. 142, § 11; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 239; July 1.



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