31.1009 Licenses-Refusal, revocation, suspension, modification and limitation.

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A license may be refused, revoked, suspended, modified, or limited for any 1 or combination of the following grounds:

(1) conviction of felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; a copy of the record of conviction, certified to by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence;

(2) habitual or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs;

(3) fraud or misrepresentation in applying for or procuring a license to practice in American Samoa or in any hearings before the Board;

(4) making false or misleading statements regarding one’s skill or the efficacy or value of the medicine, treatment or remedy prescribed or administered by one or at one’s direction in the treatment of any disease or other condition of the human body or mind;

(5) aiding or abetting the practice of an unlicensed person in the field of health services;

(6) mental illness as evidenced by an adjudication or by voluntary commitment to an institution for treatment of mental illness, or as determined by an examination conducted by an impartial psychiatrist retained by the Board;

(7) gross negligence in the practice of a profession or occupation licensed by the Board;

(8) the suspension or revocation by another state of a license for a profession or occupation licensed by the health services regulatory Board of American Samoa; a certified copy of the suspension or revocation of the state making such suspension or revocation is conclusive evidence thereof;

(9) unprofessional or dishonorable conduct in light of the standards of the profession or occupation licensed.

History: 1972, PL 12-61.