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2023 Statute


74-50,193. Complaints against licensees; suspension, revocation or refusal to issue license, grounds. (a) Any person wishing to make a complaint against a licensee under this act, shall file the written complaint with the commission setting forth supporting details on a form provided by the commission. If the commission determines that the complaint warrants a hearing to ascertain whether the licensee shall be disciplined, the commission shall file a complaint as provided in the Kansas administrative procedure act. Any person holding more than one license issued by the commission and disciplined under one license will be automatically disciplined under all licenses.

(b) The commission may refuse to issue any license for one or any combination of reasons specified by this section. The commission shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of such applicant's right to file a complaint or an appeal for administrative hearing as provided in the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(c) The commission may deny, suspend, revoke or refuse renewal of any license issued under this act if the commission finds that the applicant or license holder has:

(1) Provided incorrect, misleading, incomplete or untrue information in the license application.

(2) Violated:

(A) Any provision of this act or any rule and regulation adopted thereunder; or

(B) any subpoena or order of the commission.

(3) Used any alcoholic beverage or any controlled substance before or during a bout.

(4) Has been found guilty or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in a criminal prosecution under any state or federal law for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions or duties of any profession licensed or regulated under this act, for any offense an essential element of which is fraud, dishonesty or an act of violence, or for any offense involving moral turpitude, whether or not a sentence is imposed.

(5) Used fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery in securing any license issued pursuant to this act.

(6) Provided false information on applications or medical forms.

(7) Been incompetent or engaged in any misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty in the performing of the functions or duties of any profession licensed or regulated by this act.

(8) Violated or enabled any person to violate any provision of this act or any rule and regulation adopted thereunder.

(9) Impersonated any license holder or allowed any person to use the licensee's license.

(10) Failed to put forth the best effort during a bout.

(11) Been disciplined by another state, territory, federal agency or country for any action against a holder of a license or other right to practice any profession regulated by this act upon grounds for which revocation or suspension is authorized in this state.

(12) Been adjudged mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction.

(13) Used any advertisement or solicitation which is false, misleading or deceptive to the general public or persons to whom the advertisement or solicitation primarily is directed.

(14) Used disruptive conduct at regulated sports contests, including the use of foul or abusive language or mannerisms or threats of physical harm by any person associated with any bout or contest licensed pursuant to this act.

(15) Been issued a license based upon a mistake of fact.

(16) Used any grease, ointment, strong smelling liniment, drug which causes nausea or harmful reactions, liquid or powder or illegal substance during a regulated sports contest.

(d) Any action taken under this section which affects any license or imposes any administrative penalty shall be taken only after notice and an opportunity for a hearing conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedures act.

(e) None of the following actions shall deprive the commission of any jurisdiction or right to institute or proceed with any disciplinary proceeding against such license, to render a decision suspending, revoking or refusing to renew such license, or to establish and make a record of the facts of any violation of law for any lawful purpose:

(1) The imposition of a civil penalty under this act;

(2) the lapse or suspension of any license issued under this act by operation of law;

(3) the licensee's failure to renew any license issued under this act; or

(4) the licensee's voluntary surrender of any license issued under this act. No such disciplinary proceeding shall be instituted against any licensee after the expiration of two years from the termination of the license.

History: L. 2004, ch. 88, § 13; L. 2011, ch. 40, § 8; April 14.

2024. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2024-06-23T04:10:15. Head Rev No: 787684(I)