A. As used in this section, “license” shall include any license or compact privilege, as defined in § 54.1-3486, issued by the Board.
B. The Board may refuse to admit a candidate to any examination, may refuse to issue
a license to any applicant, and may suspend for a stated period of time or indefinitely
or revoke any license or censure or reprimand any person or place him on probation
for such time as it may designate for any of the following causes:
1. False statements or representations or fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to
the practice, or fraud or deceit in the practice of physical therapy;
2. Substance abuse rendering him unfit for the performance of his professional obligations
3. Unprofessional conduct as defined in this chapter;
4. Intentional or negligent conduct that causes or is likely to cause injury to a
patient or patients;
5. Mental or physical incapacity or incompetence to practice his profession with safety
to his patients and the public;
6. Restriction of a license to practice physical therapy in another state, the District
of Columbia, a United States possession or territory, or a foreign jurisdiction;
7. Conviction in any state, territory or country of any felony or of any crime involving
8. Adjudged legally incompetent or incapacitated in any state if such adjudication
is in effect and the person has not been declared restored to competence or capacity;
9. Conviction of an offense in another state, territory or foreign jurisdiction, which
if committed in Virginia would be a felony. Such conviction shall be treated as a felony conviction under this section regardless
of its designation in the other state, territory or foreign jurisdiction.
C. The Board shall refuse to admit a candidate to any examination and shall refuse
to issue a license to any applicant if the candidate or applicant has had his certificate
or license to practice physical therapy revoked or suspended, and has not had his
certificate or license to so practice reinstated, in another state, the District of
Columbia, a United States possession or territory, or a foreign jurisdiction.
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