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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 324

Effective - 28 Aug 2020, 2 histories bottom

  324.940.  Refusal to issue or renew license, suspension of license, when — publication of list of valid statewide license holders, complaints may be filed, causes, procedure — relicensure, when. — 1.  The division may refuse to issue or renew or may suspend any license required under sections 324.900 to 324.945 for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 4 of this section.  The division shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of his or her right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621.

  2.  The division shall publish via electronic media and update on a weekly basis a list of valid statewide license holders, a list of current enforcement actions against license holders, and the procedures for filing grievances against licensees.

  3.  The permitting authority of each political subdivision may suspend a contractor's work in that political subdivision for a period of up to thirty days while a complaint is being forwarded by the permitting authority to the division for adjudication.

  4.  The division may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of any license required by sections 324.900 to 324.945 or any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered his or her license for any one or any combination of the following causes:

  (1)  The final adjudication and finding of guilty, or the entering of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of any state, of the United States, or of any country, for any offense directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the occupation, as set forth in section 324.012, regardless of whether or not sentence is imposed;

  (2)  Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation, or bribery in securing any license issued under sections 324.900 to 324.945 or in obtaining permission to take any examination given or required under sections 324.900 to 324.945;

  (3)  Obtaining or attempting to obtain any fee, charge, tuition, or other compensation by fraud, deception, or misrepresentation;

  (4)  Incompetence, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonesty in the performance of the functions and duties of any profession licensed or regulated by sections 324.900 to 324.945;

  (5)  Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate, any provision of sections 324.900 to 324.945 or any lawful rule adopted under sections 324.900 to 324.945;

  (6)  Impersonation of any person holding a license or allowing any person to use his or her license;

  (7)  Final adjudication of a person as insane or incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;

  (8)  Assisting or enabling any person to practice or offer to practice any profession licensed or regulated by sections 324.900 to 324.945 who is not registered and currently eligible to practice under sections 324.900 to 324.945;

  (9)  Issuance of a certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license based upon a material mistake of fact.

  5.  After the filing of such complaint, the proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 621.  Upon a finding by the administrative hearing commission that the grounds provided in subsection 4 of this section for disciplinary action are met, the division may, singly or in combination, censure or place the person named in the complaint on probation with such terms and conditions as the division deems appropriate for a period not to exceed five years, or may suspend, for a period not to exceed three years, or revoke the license, certificate, or permit.

  6.  An individual whose license has been revoked shall wait at least one year from the date of revocation to apply for relicensure.  Relicensure shall be at the discretion of the division after compliance with all requirements of sections 324.900 to 324.945 relative to the previous licensing of the applicant.

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(L. 2017 S.B. 240, A.L. 2020 H.B. 2046)


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