Maine Revised Statutes

§13742-A. Denial or refusal to renew license; disciplinary sanctions; crimes; criminal prosecutions

1. Disciplinary action.   In addition to the grounds enumerated in Title 10, section 8003, subsection 5-A, paragraph A, the board may deny a license, refuse to renew a license or impose the disciplinary sanctions authorized by Title 10, section 8003, subsection 5-A for:
A. Misuse of alcohol, drugs or other substances that has resulted or may result in the applicant or licensee performing duties in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; [2013, c. 105, §9 (AMD).]
B. A professional diagnosis of a mental or physical condition that has resulted or may result in the applicant or licensee performing duties in a manner that endangers the health or safety of patients; [2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW).]
C. Engaging in unprofessional conduct by violating any standard of professional behavior, including but not limited to a breach of confidentiality of health care information pursuant to state law, that has been established in the practice for which the licensee is licensed; or [2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW).]
D. Engaging in false, misleading or deceptive advertising. [2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW).]
This subsection applies to all types of licenses issued by the board.
[ 2013, c. 105, §9 (AMD) .]
2. Crime in course of business.   If any licensed pharmacist is convicted in state or federal court of a crime that is committed during the course of duties performed as a licensed pharmacist or committed through the use of the pharmacy in which the pharmacist is employed, or that the pharmacist owns or operates, and that demonstrates unfitness to practice as a pharmacist, including, but not limited to, convictions for defrauding the Medicaid program and for illegally distributing prescription drugs, the pharmacist's license is subject to disciplinary action as set forth in subsection 1.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW) .]
3. Criminal prosecutions.   Nothing in this chapter bars criminal prosecution for any violation of this chapter when that violation is a criminal offense under the laws of this State or of the United States.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §19 (NEW). 2013, c. 105, §9 (AMD).