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The DC Code: § 3-509 Denial, suspension, or revocation of licenses; grounds; reinstatement.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)
a
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:
1
Has engaged in any fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license provided for pursuant to this subchapter;
2
Has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude;
3
Is a chronic alcoholic as defined in § 24-602, or is a drug user as defined in § 24-702;
4
Uses advertising or solicitation which is false, misleading, or which is determined by the Mayor to be unprofessional;
5
Has demonstrated incompetence or gross negligence in the practice of veterinary medicine;
6
Has knowingly employed a person who is practicing veterinary medicine unlawfully;
7
Has practiced fraud or dishonesty in the application or reporting of any tests for animal disease;
8
Has failed to maintain his premises and equipment in a safe, clean, and sanitary condition;
9
Has failed to report, as required by law, or has made a false report of, any contagious or infectious disease;
10
Has been grossly negligent in the inspection of food-stuffs or the issuance of health or inspection certificates;
11
Has practiced cruelty to animals;
12
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
13
Has demonstrated unprofessional conduct as specified in rules issued by the Mayor.
b
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.
c
The Mayor may reinstate a license which has previously been revoked upon application in writing and after an opportunity for a hearing.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be accepted by the Mayor before the expiration of at least 1 year following the date on which the applicant's license was revoked.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

Prior Codifications 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

Credits

(Mar. 9, 1983, D.C. Law 4-171, § 10, 29 DCR 5297.)