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  334.414.  Certificate of registration issued, when — rules promulgated by board — authority of board — complaint procedure — penalty. — 1.  The board shall issue a certificate of registration to any applicant that meets the qualifications for an anesthesiologist assistant and that has paid the required fees.

  2.  The board shall promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to:

  (1)  Establishing application forms to be furnished to all persons seeking registration pursuant to* sections 334.400 to 334.430;

  (2)  Accepting certification by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants or its successor in lieu of examinations for applicants for registration pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430;

  (3)  Determining the form and design of the registration to be issued pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430;

  (4)  Setting the amount of the fees for registration, licensure, and renewal pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430.  The fees shall be set at a level to produce revenue which shall not substantially exceed the cost and expense of administering the provisions of sections 334.400 to 334.430;

  (5)  Keeping a record of all of its proceedings regarding sections 334.400 to 334.430 and of all anesthesiologist assistants registered in this state.  

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No rule or portion of a rule promulgated pursuant to the authority of sections 334.400 to 334.430 shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to chapter 536.

  3.  The board shall have the authority to:

  (1)  Issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify or produce evidence in proceedings to deny, suspend, or revoke registration; and

  (2)  Establish guidelines for anesthesiologist assistants pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430.

  4.  The board may refuse to issue, suspend, revoke, or renew any certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license required pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430 for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 5 of this section.  The board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal, suspension, or revocation and shall advise the applicant of the right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621.

  5.  The board may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of any certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license required pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430 or against any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered a certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license for any one or any combination of the following causes:

  (1)  Use or unlawful possession of any controlled substance, as defined in chapter 195, or alcoholic beverage to an extent that such use impairs a person's ability to perform the work of an anesthesiologist assistant;

  (2)  The person has been finally adjudicated and found guilty, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution under the laws of any state or of the United States, for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of an anesthesiologist assistant, for any offense for which an essential element is fraud, dishonesty, or an act of violence, or for any offense involving moral turpitude, whether or not sentence is imposed;

  (3)  Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation, or bribery in securing any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license issued pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430 or in obtaining permission to take any examination given or required pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430;

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

  (5)  Incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation, or dishonesty in the performance of the functions and duties of an anesthesiologist assistant;

  (6)  Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate any provision of sections 334.400 to 334.430 or any lawful rule or regulation adopted pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430;

  (7)  Impersonation of any person holding a certificate of registration or authority, permit, or license, or allowing any person to use a certificate of registration or authority, permit, license or diploma from any school;

  (8)  Disciplinary action against the holder of a license or other right relating to the practice of an anesthesiologist assistant granted by another state, territory, federal agency, or country upon grounds for which revocation or suspension is authorized in this state;

  (9)  Final adjudication of insanity or incompetency by a court of competent jurisdiction;

  (10)  Assisting or enabling any person to practice or offer to practice as an anesthesiologist assistant who is not registered and currently eligible to practice pursuant to sections 334.400 to 334.430;

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

  (12)  Violation of any professional trust or confidence;

  (13)  Violation of the ethical standards for an anesthesiologist assistant as defined by board rule; or

  (14)  Violation of chapter 195 or rules and regulations of this state, any other state, or the federal government.

  6.  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 5 of this section, for disciplinary action are met, the board may, singly or in combination, censure or place the person named in the complaint on probation with such terms and conditions as the board deems appropriate for a period not to exceed ten years, or suspend his or her license for a period not to exceed seven years, or revoke his or her license, certificate, or permit.

  7.  An individual whose license has been revoked shall wait at least one year from the date of revocation to apply for relicensure and shall not be eligible for a temporary license.  Relicensure shall be at the discretion of the board after compliance with all requirements of sections 334.400 to 334.430.

  8.  Any person who violates any of the provisions of sections 334.400 to 334.430 is guilty of class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 2003 H.B. 390)

*Word "to" does not appear in original rolls.


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