§471-10  Refusal to grant and revocation or suspension of license.  (a)  In addition to any other actions authorized by law, the board may refuse to grant, renew, reinstate or restore a license for any cause which would be ground for revocation of a license under the law.

     (b)  In addition to any other actions authorized by law, the board may revoke or suspend the license of any veterinarian, fine a licensee, or both, for any cause authorized by law, including but not limited to the following:

     (1)  Professional misconduct, gross negligence, or manifest incapacity;

     (2)  Violation of this chapter or the rules adopted pursuant thereto or any other law which applies to the licensee as a practicing veterinarian;

     (3)  Making any false representations or promises through advertising or otherwise;

     (4)  Habitual intemperance in the use of alcoholic beverages or addiction to the use of narcotic or dangerous substances;

     (5)  Mental incompetence;

     (6)  Any fraudulent, dishonest, or deceitful act in connection with the practice of veterinary medicine;

     (7)  Making a false statement on any document submitted or required to be filed by this chapter, including a false certification of compliance with the continuing education requirement;

     (8)  Revocation, suspension, or other disciplinary action by another state of a license or certificate for reasons as provided in this section;

     (9)  Conviction of or plea of nolo contendere to a penal offense substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a veterinarian, notwithstanding any statutory provision to the contrary;

    (10)  Violation of chapter 329, the uniform controlled substances act, or any rule adopted pursuant thereto;

    (11)  Failure to report any disciplinary action taken against the licensee in another jurisdiction within thirty days after the disciplinary action becomes final; or

    (12)  Conduct or practice contrary to the recognized principles of medical ethics of the veterinary profession as adopted by the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. [L 1949, c 280, pt of §1; RL 1955, §73-10; HRS §471-10; am L 1973, c 121, §1; am L 1974, c 205, §2(30); gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 153, §3; am L 1992, c 202, §175; am L 2010, c 13, §1; am L 2012, c 306, §4]