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1. The license of a massage therapist may be denied, revoked, suspended, or placed on probation for any of the following grounds:
a. The licensee is guilty of fraud in the practice of massage or fraud or deceit in admission to the practice of massage.
b. The licensee has been convicted of an offense determined by the board to have a direct bearing upon a person's ability to serve the public as a massage therapist, or, following conviction of any offense, the person is not sufficiently rehabilitated under section 12.1-33-02.1. The conviction of an offense includes conviction in any jurisdiction in the United States of any offense, which if committed within this state would constitute an offense under this state's laws.
c. The licensee is engaged in the practice of massage under a false or assumed name, or is impersonating another practitioner of a like or different name.
d. The licensee is addicted to the habitual use of intoxicating liquors, or other legal or illegal drugs, to the extent the licensee is compromised or impaired from performing the professional duties of a massage therapist or is under the influence while assessing, treating, or seeing a client.
e. The licensee is guilty of untrue, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive advertising, the licensee prescribes medicines, drugs, or the licensee infringes on any other licensed profession.
f. The licensee is guilty of gross negligence in the practice of massage, or is guilty of employing, allowing, or permitting any unlicensed person to perform massage in the licensee's establishment.
g. The licensee has violated this chapter or any rule adopted by the board.
2. A licensee who violates this chapter or any rule adopted by the board may be assessed a civil penalty of up to two hundred dollars.
3. A complaint may be submitted to the board by any person or on its own motion. A complaint must be signed by the complainant. The president may initiate an investigation of the complaint and report to the board.
4. Any hearing regarding a disciplinary action or a denial of a license must be held pursuant to chapter 28-32.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 43. Occupations and Professions § 43-25-10. Disciplinary actions--Complaints - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-43-occupations-and-professions/nd-cent-code-sect-43-25-10/
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