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The board may refuse to issue, suspend or revoke any license, in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Licensing Act, for any of the following reasons:
A. conviction of a felony, as shown by a certified copy of the record of the court of conviction;
B. malpractice or incompetence;
C. continued practice by a person knowingly having an infectious or contagious disease;
D. advertising by means of knowingly false, misleading or deceptive statements or advertising or attempting to practice under a name other than one's own;
E. habitual drunkenness or addiction to the use of habit-forming drugs;
F. aiding or abetting in the practice of optometry any person not duly licensed to practice optometry in this state;
G. lending, leasing or in any other manner placing his certificate of license at the disposal or in the service of any person not licensed to practice optometry in this state;
H. employing, procuring or inducing an unlicensed person to practice optometry in this state;
I. violating any of the provisions of the Optometry Act; or
J. committing any act defined as “unprofessional conduct” by regulation of the board filed in accordance with the State Rules Act. Without limiting the right of the board to determine what acts on the part of a licensee constitute unprofessional conduct, the following acts shall be deemed to be unprofessional conduct:
(1) any conduct of a character tending to deceive or defraud the public;
(2) the obtaining of a fee by fraud or misrepresentation;
(3) charging unusual, unreasonable or exorbitant fees;
(4) “splitting” or dividing a fee with any person;
(5) advertising professional superiority;
(6) advertising by any means, or granting, a discount for professional services, prosthetic devices, eyeglasses, lenses, frames or mountings whether sold separately or as part of the professional services; or
(7) using any type of “price advertising” which would tend to imply the furnishing of professional services without cost or at a reduced cost to the public.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 61. Professional and Occupational Licenses § 61-2-13. Refusal, suspension or revocation of license - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-61-professional-and-occupational-licenses/nm-st-sect-61-2-13/
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