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65-2912. Grounds for refusal, suspension, revocation or limitation of license or certificate; censure; hearing procedure. (a) The board may refuse to grant a license to any physical therapist or a certificate to any physical therapist assistant, or may suspend or revoke the license of any licensed physical therapist or certificate of any certified physical therapist assistant, or may limit the license of any licensed physical therapist or certificate of any certified physical therapist assistant or may censure a licensed physical therapist or certified physical therapist assistant for any of the following grounds:

(1) Addiction to or distribution of intoxicating liquors or drugs for other than lawful purposes;

(2) conviction of a felony if the board determines, after investigation, that the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant has not been sufficiently rehabilitated to warrant the public trust;

(3) obtaining or attempting to obtain licensure or certification by fraud or deception;

(4) finding by a court of competent jurisdiction that the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant is a disabled person and has not thereafter been restored to legal capacity;

(5) unprofessional conduct as defined by rules and regulations adopted by the board;

(6) the treatment or attempt to treat ailments or other health conditions of human beings other than by physical therapy and as authorized by this act;

(7) failure to refer patients to other health care providers if symptoms are present for which physical therapy treatment is inadvisable or if symptoms indicate conditions for which treatment is outside the scope of knowledge of the licensed physical therapist;

(8) evaluating or treating patients in a manner not consistent with K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 65-2921, and amendments thereto; and

(9) knowingly submitting any misleading, deceptive, untrue or fraudulent misrepresentation on a claim form, bill or statement.

(b) All proceedings pursuant to article 29 of chapter 65 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and acts amendatory of the provisions thereof or supplemental thereto, shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act and shall be reviewable in accordance with the Kansas judicial review act.

History: L. 1963, ch. 318, § 12; L. 1965, ch. 369, § 6; L. 1973, ch. 253, § 10; L. 1983, ch. 215, § 11; L. 1984, ch. 313, § 125; L. 1986, ch. 234, § 7; L. 1988, ch. 246, § 20; L. 2003, ch. 128, § 9; L. 2004, ch. 61, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 177, § 20; L. 2010, ch. 17, § 141; July 1.

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