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Wyoming Statutes Title 33. Professions and Occupations § 33-23-110. Refusal, suspension or revocation of license

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(a) The board may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue a license to any person who has been guilty of unprofessional and dishonest conduct, unethical conduct, conduct likely to deceive the public or failure to timely submit a renewal application.

(b) “Unprofessional and dishonest conduct” as used in this act means:

(i) The loaning of his license by any licensed optometrist to any person;  the employment of “cappers” or “steerers” to obtain business, “splitting” or dividing a fee with any person or persons, the advertising by any means whatsoever of optometric practice or treatment or advice in which untruthful, improbable, misleading or impossible statements are made;

(ii) Repealed by Laws 1995, ch. 42, § 2.

(iii) Being guilty of offenses that relate to the practice of optometry or to the ability to practice optometry or involving habitual intemperance, or being habitually addicted to the use of morphine, opium, cocaine, or other drugs having a similar effect;

(iv) The obtaining of any fee by intentional fraud or intentional misrepresentation or false pretenses;

(v) The use of any other term by a person licensed under this act except the term “optometrist” or “doctor of optometry” to designate his profession;

(vi) Employing either directly or indirectly any suspended or unlicensed optometrist to perform any work covered by the practice of optometry;

(vii) Incompetence, malpractice or unethical conduct;

(viii) Knowingly making any false statement of any material fact in any application or other instrument required by law to be filed with the board;

(ix) The board may clarify definitions stated in this subsection by properly promulgated rules and regulations.

(c) Board disciplinary proceedings will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the rules and regulations of the board.

(d), (e) Repealed by Laws 2005, ch. 59, § 2.

(f) Upon receipt from the department of family services of a certified copy of an order from a court to withhold, suspend or otherwise restrict a license issued by the board, the board shall notify the party named in the court order of the withholding, suspension or restriction of the license in accordance with the terms of the court order.  No appeal under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act shall be allowed for a license withheld, suspended or restricted under this subsection.

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