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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 55. Hearing Aid Dealers
- Section 130. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions.
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AS 08.55.130. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions.
After a hearing, the department may impose a disciplinary sanction on an individual licensed under this chapter when
the department finds that the person
- (1) secured a license through deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation;
- (2) engaged in deceit, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation in the course of providing professional services or
engaging in professional activities;
- (3) advertised professional services in a false or misleading manner;
- (4) has been convicted of a felony or other crime that affects the individual's ability to continue to practice
competently and safely;
- (5) failed to comply with a provision of this chapter or a regulation adopted under this chapter, or an order of the
- (6) continued to practice after becoming unfit due to
- (A) professional incompetence;
- (B) addiction to or severe dependency on alcohol or another drug that impairs the individual's ability to practice safely;
- (C) physical or mental disability;
- (7) employed a person who did not have a valid current license to deal in hearing aids to perform work covered by this
- (8) failed or refused to honor a representation, promise, agreement, or warranty made by the person while dealing in
- (9) advertised a model, type, or kind of hearing aid for sale that the person does not sell;
- (10) failed to maintain a business address and telephone number at which the individual could normally be reached during
regular business hours;
- (11) included in a contract or receipt for the purchase or lease of a hearing aid a confession of judgment or a waiver of a
right of the consumer under this chapter;
- (12) used undue influence, coercion, or other wilful act or representation to interfere with the exercise by the consumer
of the rights provided in this chapter;
- (13) negotiated, transferred, sold, or assigned a note or other evidence of indebtedness to a finance company or other
third party within two months of delivering a hearing aid to a purchaser or lessee of the hearing aid by mail or in
- (14) permitted another person to use the licensee's license;
- (15) dealt in hearing aids while suffering from a serious disease that was contagious or infectious.
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