(1) Upon the finding of the existence of grounds for discipline of any person holding a license, seeking a license, or renewing a license under the provisions of this chapter, the board may impose one (1) or more of the following penalties:
(a)  Suspension of the offender’s license for a term to be determined by the board;
(b)  Revocation of the offender’s license;
(c)  Restriction of the offender’s license to prohibit the offender from performing certain acts or from engaging in the practice of chiropractic in a particular manner for a term to be determined by the board;
(d)  Refusal to renew the offender’s license;
(e)  Placement of the offender on probation and supervision by the board for a period of time and under terms and conditions to be determined by the board;
(f)  Imposition of an administrative fine not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) plus costs of prosecution and reasonable attorney fees;
(g)  Written letters of censure or reprimand which shall become a permanent record in the files of the licensee and which may be published within the discretion of the board; or
(h)  Restitution for losses suffered or reimbursement for any damages incurred by a patient as a result of a violation of this chapter.
(2)  In lieu of the penalties imposed by subsection (1) of this section, the board and licensee may enter into a written mutual agreement whereby the licensee agrees to discontinue a particular activity or comply with the provisions of this chapter without an admission or finding of culpability of the licensee, the violation of which may be the basis for disciplinary action by the board.
(3)  Any person whose license to practice chiropractic in this state has been suspended, revoked or restricted pursuant to this chapter, whether voluntarily or by action of the board, shall have the right, at reasonable intervals, to petition the board for reinstatement of such license. Such petition shall be made in writing and in the form prescribed by the board. Upon investigation and hearing, the board may in its discretion grant or deny such petition, or it may modify its original finding to reflect any circumstances which have changed sufficiently to warrant such modifications.
(4)  Nothing herein contained shall be construed as barring criminal prosecutions for violations of the provisions of this chapter where such violations are deemed as criminal offenses in other statutes of this state or of the United States.
(5)  All final decisions by the board shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the administrative procedure act.

History:
[54-713, added 1993, ch. 157, sec. 6, p. 407.]