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§ 2524. Disciplinary Guidelines and Uniform Standards Related to Substance Abuse.

16 CA ADC § 2524Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Vocational Nurses
Article 4. Licenses
16 CCR § 2524
§ 2524. Disciplinary Guidelines and Uniform Standards Related to Substance Abuse.
In reaching a decision on a disciplinary action under the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code Section 11400 et seq.) the Board shall utilize the disciplinary guidelines entitled “Disciplinary Guidelines and Uniform Standards Related to Substance Abuse” (Rev. 6/20/11), which are hereby incorporated by reference. The Disciplinary Guidelines apply to all disciplinary matters; the Uniform Standards apply to a substance abusing licensee.
(a) Subject to subsection (b), deviation from the Disciplinary Guidelines, including the standard conditions of probation, is appropriate where the Board, in its sole discretion, determines that the facts of the particular case warrant such a deviation -- for example: the presence of mitigating or aggravating factors; the age of the case; evidentiary problems.
(b) If the conduct found to be a violation involves the use of drugs and/or alcohol, the licensee shall be presumed to be a substance abusing licensee for purposes of Section 315 of the Business and Professions Code. If the licensee does not rebut that presumption, then the Uniform Standards for a substance abusing licensee shall apply.
(c) Notwithstanding the Disciplinary Guidelines, any proposed decision issued in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code that contains any finding of fact that the licensee engaged in any act of sexual contact as defined in subdivision (c) of section 729 of the Business and Professions Code, with a patient, or has committed an act or been convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 44010 of the Education code, shall contain an order revoking the license. The proposed decision shall not contain an order staying the revocation of the license.


Note: Authority cited: Section 2854, Business and Professions Code; and Section 11425.50(e), Government Code. Reference: Sections 315, 315.2, 315.4, 729, 2875, 2876 and 2878, Business and Professions Code; Section 44010, Education Code; and Sections 11400.20, 11425.50(e) and 11500, Government Code.
1. New section and appendix A filed 10-23-96; operative 11-22-96 (Register 96, No. 43).
2. Amendment of section and repealer of appendix A filed 5-31-2000; operative 6-30-2000 (Register 2000, No. 22).
3. Editorial correction relocating article 5 heading from section 2524 to section 2525 (Register 2006, No. 15).
4. Editorial correction implementing repealer of appendix A and amending History 2 (Register 2007, No. 37).
5. Amendment filed 9-29-2008; operative 10-29-2008 (Register 2008, No. 40).
6. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 11-29-2012; operative 12-29-2012 (Register 2012, No. 48).
This database is current through 12/1/23 Register 2023, No. 48.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2524, 16 CA ADC § 2524
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