Any license or permit issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to restriction, suspension, revocation or other discipline pursuant to the provisions of sections 54-707 and 54-713, Idaho Code, if the board finds that the licensee:
(1)  Has been convicted, found guilty, received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence in this or any other state of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
(2)  Used false, fraudulent or forged statements or documents, diplomas or credentials in connection with any licensing or other requirements of this chapter or misrepresented or concealed a material fact in obtaining licensing, renewal or reinstatement;
(3)  Practiced chiropractic under a false or assumed name in this or any other state;
(4)  Advertised the practice of chiropractic in a false, misleading or deceptive manner;
(5)  Knowingly aided or abetted any person to practice chiropractic who is not authorized to practice chiropractic as provided in this chapter or failed to adequately supervise auxiliary staff who have contact with patients which creates or results in an unreasonable risk of harm to the patient;
(6)  Is unable to obtain or renew a license to practice chiropractic, or whose license to practice chiropractic has been restricted, revoked or suspended by any other state, territory or district of the United States or foreign jurisdiction; a certified copy of the order shall be conclusive evidence of any restriction, revocation or suspension of a license;
(7)  Failed to safeguard the confidentiality of chiropractic records or other chiropractic information pertaining to identifiable clients, except as required or authorized by law;
(8)  Practiced chiropractic when a license pursuant to this chapter is suspended, revoked, or inactive due to failure to renew the annual license within the time and manner required by the board;
(9)  Refused to divulge to the board, upon demand, the means, method, device or instrumentality used in the treatment of a disease, injury, ailment, or infirmity;
(10) Has engaged in any conduct which constitutes an abuse or exploitation of a patient arising out of the trust and confidence placed in the licensee by the patient;
(11) Has committed any act which constitutes a felony or has committed any act which constitutes a crime involving moral turpitude;
(12) Is unable to practice chiropractic with reasonable skill and safety by reason of:
(a)  Mental illness; or
(b)  Physical illness including, but not limited to, physical deterioration which adversely affects cognitive, motor or perceptive skills; or
(c)  Habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs defined in law as controlled substances, alcohol, or any other substances which impair ability; or
(d)  Having a communicable, contagious or infectious disease which endangers the health of patients;
(13) Has violated the standard of care or code of ethics as adopted by the board or misrepresented or committed fraud in any aspect of the business or practice of chiropractic;
(14) Promoted unnecessary or inefficacious treatment, procedures, devices or services or practiced in an incompetent or negligent manner resulting in or creating an unreasonable risk of harm; or
(15) Has violated any provision of this act or any rule promulgated by the board for the administration or enforcement of this act, interfered with the board’s conduct of investigations, hearings or any other matters relating to discipline including, but not limited to, misrepresenting facts, attempting to influence witnesses or failing to answer subpoenas, or otherwise failed to cooperate with the board in the fulfillment of its duties.

History:
[54-712, added 1980, ch. 334, sec. 2, p. 868; am. 1987, ch. 144, sec. 4, p. 288; am. 1993, ch. 157, sec. 5, p. 405.]