Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 337
Psychologists--Professional Counselors--Social Workers
Section 337.683

August 28, 2013


Violations, penalty--committee may sue, when--actions permitted to be enjoined.

337.683. 1. Violation of any provision of sections 337.650 to 337.689 shall be a class B misdemeanor.

2. All fees or other compensation received for services which are rendered in violation of sections 337.650 to 337.689 shall be refunded.

3. The department on behalf of the committee may sue in its own name in any court in this state. The department shall inquire as to any violations of sections 337.650 to 337.689, may institute actions for penalties herein prescribed, and shall enforce generally the provisions of sections 337.650 to 337.689.

4. Upon application by the committee, the attorney general may on behalf of the committee request that a court of competent jurisdiction grant an injunction, restraining order or other order as may be appropriate to enjoin a person from:

(1) Offering to engage or engaging in the performance of any acts or practices for which a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license is required upon a showing that such acts or practices were performed or offered to be performed without a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license; or

(2) Engaging in any practice of business authorized by a certificate of registration or authority, permit or license issued pursuant to sections 337.650 to 337.689 upon a showing that the holder presents a substantial probability of serious harm to the health, safety or welfare of any resident of this state or client or patient of the licensee.

5. Any action brought pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be commenced either in the county in which such conduct occurred or in the county in which the defendant resides.

6. Any action brought pursuant to this section may be in addition to or in lieu of any penalty provided by sections 337.650 to 337.689 and may be brought concurrently with other actions to enforce the provisions of sections 337.650 to 337.689.

(L. 2001 H.B. 567)


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