The Board of Examiners in Optometry

Board Disciplinary Actions

Sec. 08.72.240. Grounds for imposition of disciplinary sanctions. The board may impose disciplinary sanctions when the board finds after a hearing that a licensee

  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 which affects the licensee's ability to continue to practice competently and safely;
  5. intentionally or negligently engaged in or permitted the performance of patient care by persons under the licensee's supervision which does not conform to minimum professional standards regardless of whether actual injury to the patient occurred;
  6. failed to comply with this chapter, with a regulation adopted under this chapter, or with an order of the board;
  7. continued to practice after becoming unfit due to
    1. professional incompetence;
    2. failure to keep informed of or use current professional theories or practices;
    3. addiction or severe dependency on alcohol or other drugs which impairs the licensee's ability to practice safely;
    4. physical or mental disability;
  8. engaged in lewd or immoral conduct in connection with the delivery of professional service to patients;
  9. failed to refer a patient to a physician after ascertaining the presence of ocular or systemic conditions requiring management by a physician.

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