324.262. 1. The board may refuse to issue, renew or reinstate any license required by sections 324.240 to 324.275 for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section. The board shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal and shall advise the applicant of his or her right to file a complaint with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621.
2. The board may cause a complaint to be filed with the administrative hearing commission as provided by chapter 621 against any holder of any license issued pursuant to sections 324.240 to 324.275 or any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered his or her license for any one or any combination of the following causes:
(1) The person has been finally adjudicated and found guilty, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, in a criminal prosecution pursuant to the laws of any state or of the United States, for any offense reasonably related to the qualifications, functions or duties of the profession regulated pursuant to sections 324.240 to 324.275, for any offense an essential element of which is fraud, dishonesty or an act of violence, or for any offense involving moral turpitude, whether or not sentence is imposed;
(2) Use of fraud, deception, misrepresentation or bribery in securing any license issued pursuant to sections 324.240 to 324.275 or in obtaining permission to take any examination given or required pursuant to sections 324.240 to 324.275;
(3) Obtaining or attempting to obtain any fee, charge, tuition or other compensation by fraud, deception or misrepresentation;
(4) Incompetency, misconduct, gross negligence, fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty in the performance of the functions or duties of the profession regulated by sections 324.240 to 324.275;
(5) Violation of, or assisting or enabling any person to violate, any provision of sections 324.240 to 324.275, or of any lawful rule or regulation adopted pursuant to sections 324.240 to 324.275, including providing massage therapy under subdivision (7) of section 324.240 at a massage business as defined in subdivision (5) of section 324.240 that is not licensed under this chapter;
(6) Impersonation of any person holding a license or allowing any other person to use his or her certificate or diploma from any school;
(7) Disciplinary action against the holder of a license or other right to practice the profession regulated by sections 324.240 to 324.275 granted by another state, territory, federal agency or country upon grounds for which revocation or suspension is authorized in this state;
(8) A person is finally adjudged insane or incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;
(9) Issuance of a license based upon a material mistake of fact;
(10) Use of any advertisement or solicitation which is false, misleading or deceptive to the general public or persons to whom the advertisement or solicitation is primarily directed.
3. Any person, organization, association or corporation who reports or provides information to the division pursuant to the provisions of sections 324.240 to 324.275 and who does so in good faith and without negligence shall not be subject to an action for civil damages as a result thereof.
4. After the filing of a complaint pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, the proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 621. Upon a finding by the administrative hearing commission that one or more of the grounds for disciplinary action provided in subsection 2 of this section are met, the board may, singly or in combination, censure or place the person named in the complaint on probation or suspension or revoke the license of the person on such terms and conditions as the division deems appropriate.
(L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al., A.L. 1999 H.B. 343 merged with S.B. 362, A.L. 2006 S.B. 756)
Missouri General Assembly