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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 54. Big Game Guides and Related Occupations
- Section 710. Discipline of Guides and Transporters.
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AS 08.54.710. Discipline of Guides and Transporters.
- (a) The board may impose a disciplinary sanction in a timely manner under (c) of this section if the board finds,
after a hearing, that a licensee
- (1) is convicted of a violation of any state or federal statute or regulation relating to hunting or to provision of big game hunting
services or transportation services;
- (2) has failed to file records or reports required under this chapter;
- (3) has negligently misrepresented or omitted a material fact on an application for any class of guide license or a transporter license; or
- (4) has breached a contract to provide big game hunting services or transportation services to a client.
- (b) The board may impose a disciplinary sanction in a timely manner under (c) (3) - (7) of this section if the
board finds, after a hearing, that a licensee has acted unethically as a registered guide-outfitter, class-A assistant guide,
assistant guide, or transporter.
- (c) The board may impose the following disciplinary sanctions, singly or in combination:
- (1) permanently revoke a license;
- (2) suspend a license for a specified period;
- (3) censure or reprimand a licensee;
- (4) impose limitations or conditions on the professional practice of a licensee;
- (5) impose requirements for remedial professional education to correct deficiencies in the education, training, and skill
of the licensee;
- (6) impose probation requiring a licensee to report regularly to the board on matters related to the grounds for
- (7) impose a civil fine not to exceed $5,000.
- (d) The board shall permanently revoke a transporter license or any class of guide license if the board finds
after a hearing that the license was obtained through fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation.
- (e) The board shall suspend or permanently revoke a transporter license or any class of guide license without a
hearing if the court orders the board to suspend or permanently revoke the license as a penalty for conviction of
an unlawful act. If the board suspends or permanently revokes a license under this subsection, the board may not also impose
an administrative disciplinary sanction of suspension or permanent revocation of the same license for the same offense
for which the court ordered the suspension or permanent revocation under AS 08.54.720
- (f) A certified copy of a judgment of conviction of a licensee for an offense is conclusive evidence of the commission of
that offense in a disciplinary proceeding instituted against the licensee under this section based on that conviction,
regardless of whether the conviction resulted from a plea of nolo contendere or the conviction is under appeal, unless
the conviction is overturned on appeal.
- (g) A person whose license is suspended or revoked under this section may not engage in the provision of big game hunting
services or transportation services during the period of license suspension or revocation.
- (h) If the board revokes a license under this section, the person whose license has been revoked shall immediately
surrender the license to the department.
- (i) The board may summarily suspend a licensee from practice of the profession under this chapter, for a period of
not more than 30 days, before a final hearing is held or during an appeal if the board finds that the licensee
poses a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety. A person is entitled to a hearing conducted by the
office of the administrative hearings (AS 44.64.010
) to appeal to the summary suspension within seven days after the order of suspension is issued. A person may appeal an
adverse decision of the board on an appeal of summary suspension to a court of competent jurisdiction.
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