The following conduct, acts, or conditions constitute unprofessional conduct for any
certificate holder or applicant under the jurisdiction of this chapter:
(1) The commission of any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption
relating to the practice of court reporting, whether or not the act constitutes a
crime. If the act constitutes a crime, conviction in a criminal proceeding is not a condition
precedent to disciplinary action;
(2) Misrepresentation or concealment of a material fact in obtaining or in seeking
reinstatement of a certificate;
(3) Advertising in a false, fraudulent, or misleading manner;
(4) Incompetence or negligence;
(5) Suspension, revocation, or restriction of the individual's certificate, registration,
or license to practice court reporting by a regulatory authority in any state, federal,
or foreign jurisdiction;
(6) Violation of any state or federal statute or administrative rule regulating the
(7) Failure to cooperate in an inquiry, investigation, or disciplinary action by:
(a) Not furnishing papers or documents;
(b) Not furnishing in writing a full and complete explanation of the matter contained
in the complaint filed with the director;
(c) Not responding to subpoenas issued by the director, regardless of whether the
recipient of the subpoena is the accused in the proceeding;
(8) Failure to comply with an order issued by the director or an assurance of discontinuance
entered into with the director;
(9) Misrepresentation or fraud in any aspect of the conduct of the business or profession;
(10) Conviction of any gross misdemeanor or felony relating to the practice of the
profession. For the purpose of this subsection, conviction includes all instances in which a plea
of guilty or nolo contendere is the basis for conviction and all proceedings in which
the sentence has been deferred or suspended. Nothing in this section abrogates rights guaranteed under chapter 9.96A RCW.
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