Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 68. Nursing
Section 275. Disciplinary Sanctions.
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AS 08.68.275. Disciplinary Sanctions.

(a) The board may take the following disciplinary actions singly or in combination:

(1) permanently revoke a license or permit to practice;

(2) suspend a license for a stated period of time;

(3) censure a licensee;

(4) issue a letter of reprimand;

(5) impose limitations or conditions on the professional practice of a licensee;

(6) impose peer review;

(7) impose professional education requirements until a satisfactory degree of skill has been attained in those aspects of professional practice determined by the board to need improvement;

(8) impose probation and require the licensee to report regularly to the board upon matters involving the basis for the probation;

(9) accept a voluntary surrender of a license.

(b) The board may withdraw probation status if it finds that the deficiencies that required the sanction have been remedied.

(c) The board may summarily suspend a license before final hearing or during the appeals process if the board finds that the licensee poses a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety. A person whose license is suspended under this section is entitled to a hearing conducted by the office of administrative hearings (AS 44.64.010 ) 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 competent jurisdiction.

(d) The board may reinstate a license that has been suspended or revoked if the board finds, after a hearing, that the applicant is able to practice with skill and safety.

(e) The board may return a license that has been voluntarily surrendered if the board determines that the licensee is competent to resume practice and that the applicable renewal fees are paid.

(f) The board shall seek consistency in the application of disciplinary sanctions. A significant departure from prior decisions involving similar situations shall be explained in the findings of fact or order.

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