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§ 1710. Refusal to issue; revocation; etc.

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: September 2, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 31. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 2, 2014
63 P.S. § 1710
§ 1710. Refusal to issue; revocation; etc.
The board may refuse to issue and may suspend or revoke a license of any person or applicant by a vote of at least a majority of the members of the board for any of the following reasons:
(1) The practice of any fraud, misrepresentation or concealment in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or renewal thereof.
(2) A violation of this act or noncompliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the board under this act.
(3) Aiding or abetting any person in the violation of this act or noncompliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the board.
(4) Being convicted of a felony or misdemeanor of the first or second degree in any court of the United States or of any state within ten years prior to the date of application for licensure.
(5) Unprofessional conduct as defined by the rules and regulations adopted by the board.
(6) The practice of fraud or deceit in connection with services rendered as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.
(7) The speech-language pathologist or audiologist is unable to practice his profession with reasonable skill and safety because of illness, drunkenness, excessive use of controlled substances, chemicals or other types of materials or as the result of a mental or physical condition. In enforcing this paragraph, the board shall, upon probable cause, have the authority to compel a licensee to submit to a mental or physical examination as designated by the board. After notice, hearing, adjudication and appeal as provided for in section 11,1 failure of a licensee to submit to such examination when directed shall constitute an admission of the allegations against him unless failure is due to circumstances beyond his control, consequent upon which a default and final order may be entered without the taking of testimony or presentation of evidence. A licensee affected under this paragraph shall at reasonable intervals be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate that he or she can resume a competent practice of speech-language pathology or audiology with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

Credits

1984, Dec. 21, P.L. 1253, No. 238, § 10, effective in 60 days. Amended 2014, July 2, P.L. 971, No. 106, § 5, effective in 60 days [Sept. 2, 2014].

Footnotes

63 P.S. § 1711.
63 P.S. § 1710, PA ST 63 P.S. § 1710
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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