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The DC Code: § 3-1205.18 Voluntary limitation or surrender of license, registration, or certification by impaired health professional.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)
a
(1) Any license, registration, or certification issued under this chapter may be voluntarily limited by the licensee, registrant, or person certified either:
A
Permanently;
B
For an indefinite period of time to be restored at the discretion of the board regulating the health occupation; or
C
For a definite period of time under an agreement between the licensee, registrant, or person certified and the board.
2
During the period of time that the license, registration, or certification has been limited, the licensee, registrant, or person certified shall not engage in the practices or activities to which the voluntary limitation of practice relates.
3
As a condition for accepting the voluntary limitation of practice, the board may require the licensee, registrant, or person certified to do 1 or more of the following:
A
Accept care, counseling, or treatment by physicians or other health professionals acceptable to the board;
B
Participate in a program of education prescribed by the board; and
C
Practice under the direction of a health professional acceptable to the board for a specified period of time.
b
(1) Any license, registration, or certification issued under this chapter may be voluntarily surrendered to the board by the licensee, registrant, or person certified either:
A
Permanently;
B
For an indefinite period of time to be restored at the discretion of the board regulating the health occupation; or
C
For a definite period of time under an agreement between the licensee, registrant, or person certified and the board.
2
During the period of time that the license, registration, or certification has been surrendered, the individual surrendering the license, registration, or certification shall not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice the health occupation for which the license, registration, or certification is required, shall be considered as unlicensed, unregistered, or uncertified and shall not be required to pay the fees for the license, registration, or certification.
c
All records, communications, and proceedings of the board related to the voluntary limitation or surrender of a license, registration, or certification under this section shall be confidential.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-3305.18. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-26, in the section heading, substituted "a license, registration, or certification" for "license"; substituted "license, registration, or certification" for "license"; and substituted "licensee, registrant, or person certified" for "licensee". D.C. Law 19-171, in subsec. (b)(2), substituted "unlicensed, unregistered, or uncertified" for "unlicensed". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e)(18) of Health Occupations Revision General Amendment Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-146, July 28, 2009, 56 DCR 6308). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-99, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-1201.01. For Law 18-26, see notes following § 3-1201.01. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 3-405. DC CODE § 3-1205.18 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 518, 33 DCR 729; July 18, 2009, D.C. Law 18-26, § 2(e)(18), 56 DCR 4043; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 30(b)(2), 59 DCR 6190.)