- The Mayor may suspend, revoke, refuse to issue, renew, or restore a license issued under this subchapter if the Mayor finds that the applicant or holder thereof:
- Has engaged in any fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license provided for pursuant to this subchapter;
- Has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude;
- Is a chronic alcoholic as defined in § 24-602, or is a drug user as defined in § 24-702;
- Uses advertising or solicitation which is false, misleading, or which is determined by the Mayor to be unprofessional;
- Has demonstrated incompetence or gross negligence in the practice of veterinary medicine;
- Has knowingly employed a person who is practicing veterinary medicine unlawfully;
- Has practiced fraud or dishonesty in the application or reporting of any tests for animal disease;
- Has failed to maintain his premises and equipment in a safe, clean, and sanitary condition;
- Has failed to report, as required by law, or has made a false report of, any contagious or infectious disease;
- Has been grossly negligent in the inspection of food-stuffs or the issuance of health or inspection certificates;
- Has practiced cruelty to animals;
- Has had his or her license to practice veterinary medicine in another state revoked or suspended on grounds other than nonpayment of the license fee; or
- Has demonstrated unprofessional conduct as specified in rules issued by the Mayor.
- Any denial, suspension, or revocation under this section shall be made only upon specific charges in writing and after proper notice and a hearing as provided in § 3-510.
- The Mayor may reinstate a license which has previously been revoked upon application in writing and after an opportunity for a hearing. No application for reinstatement of a license shall be accepted by the Mayor before the expiration of at least 1 year following the date on which the applicant's license was revoked.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 2-2729.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-171, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-501.
DC CODE § 3-509
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-171, § 10, 29 DCR 5297.)