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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 8. Business and Professions
- Chapter 63. Marital and Family Therapy
- Section 210. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions.
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AS 08.63.210. Grounds For Imposition of Disciplinary Sanctions.
- (a) After a hearing, the board may impose a disciplinary sanction under AS 08.01.075
on a person licensed under this chapter when the board 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 of another crime that affects the person's ability to practice competently and
- (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 or severe dependency on alcohol or another drug that impairs the person's ability to practice safely;
- (7) engaged in unethical conduct in connection with the delivery of professional services to clients;
- (8) engaged in sexual misconduct with a client during the course of therapy, either within or outside the treatment
setting, or within two years after therapy or counseling with the client has terminated; in this paragraph, "sexual
misconduct" includes sexual contact, as defined in regulations adopted under this chapter, or attempted sexual contact,
regardless of the client's or former client's consent or lack of consent.
- (b) The board may summarily suspend the license of a licensee who refuses to submit to a physical or mental examination
under AS 08.63.050(b). A person whose license is
suspended under this subsection is entitled to a hearing by the board within seven days after the effective date of the
order. If, after a hearing, the board upholds the suspension, the licensee may appeal the suspension to a court of
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