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- 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
- (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
- (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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