Iowa Admin. Code r. 653-25.25 - Disciplinary sanctions

(1) If the board concludes following a contested case hearing that discipline is warranted, the board has authority to impose any of the following disciplinary sanctions:
a. Revocation.
b. Suspension.
c. Restriction.
d. Probation.
e. Additional education or training.
f. Reexamination.
g. Physical or mental evaluation or substance abuse evaluation, or alcohol or drug screening or clinical competency evaluation.
h. Civil penalties not to exceed $10,000.
i. Citation and warning.
j. Imposition of such other sanctions allowed by law as may be appropriate.
(2) At the discretion of the board, the following factors may be considered by the board in determining the nature and severity of the disciplinary sanction to be imposed:
a. The relative seriousness of the violation.
b. The facts of the particular violation.
c. Any extenuating circumstances or other countervailing considerations.
d. Number of prior complaints, informal letters or disciplinary charges.
e. Seriousness of prior complaints, informal letters or disciplinary charges.
f. Whether the licensee has taken remedial action.
g. Such other factors as may reflect upon the competency, ethical standards and professional conduct of the licensee.
(3) Notwithstanding subrule 25.25(1), pursuant to Iowa Code section 272C.15, the board may only revoke or suspend a license for the commission of a crime if the offense directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the profession, as defined in 653-paragraph 9.3(3)"a."


Iowa Admin. Code r. 653-25.25
Amended by IAB July 14, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 1, effective 8/18/2021

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