(1)The Office may refuse to issue, suspend or revoke a license, or place a licensed person on probation for the causes stated in ORS 680.535 (Grounds for imposing discipline).
(2)The Office shall have grounds for a determination of incompetency in the practice of denture technology pursuant to ORS 680.535 (Grounds for imposing discipline), upon evidence of the use of any controlled substance, dangerous or illegal drug, intoxicating liquor, or any emotional or physical impairment of a denturist, to the extent that such use or condition impairs or prevents the denturists ability to perform competently.
(3)The Office shall have grounds for a determination of fraud or misrepresentation in the practice of denture technology pursuant to ORS 680.535 (Grounds for imposing discipline), upon evidence of any advertising statements of a nature that would deceive or mislead the public or that are untruthful, such as:
(a)Incorrect use of a title; or
(b)Claiming or implying a qualification, competency or specialty in connection with the practice of denture technology to which the person is not entitled, or which is untrue.
(4)The specific identification of grounds for disciplinary action stated in sections (2) and (3) of this rule are intended to be descriptive of some, but not limited to, those causes for which disciplinary action may be taken as stated in ORS 680.535 (Grounds for imposing discipline).
(5)Failure to cooperate with the Office or its agent is considered unprofessional conduct and is subject to discipline, which may include license suspension, revocation and/or assessment of civil fines. Unprofessional conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a)Failing to respond to an inquiry from the Office regarding a complaint;
(b)Failing to provide information to the Office in response to a written inquiry, or provide written response within specified time allotted by notice of intended action;
(c)Failing to temporarily surrender custody of original client records to the Office upon request, which includes treatment charts, models, health histories, billing documents, correspondence and memoranda;
(d)Interference, use of threats or harassment that delays or obstructs any person in providing evidence in any investigation, contested case, or other legal action instituted by the Office;
(e)Interference, use of threats or harassment which obstructs or delays the Office in carrying out its functions under ORS 680.500 (Definitions for ORS 680.500 to 680.565) to 680.535 (Grounds for imposing discipline) and rules adopted thereunder;
(f)Deceiving or attempting to deceive the Board or Office concerning any matter under investigation including altering or destroying any records.
(6)When the Office requires correction of deficiencies in lieu of the suspension, revocation or denial of license, the correction shall be made within the time frames established by the Office or the suspension, revocation or denial of license action will proceed.
(7)Practicing denture technology while a license is in suspended status is grounds for additional disciplinary action, which includes revocation and/or fines.
Rule 331-430-0000 — Disciplinary Action,