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      RS 37:1557     


§1557.  Penalties

A.  When the board finds any certified animal euthanasia technician in violation of any of the grounds set forth in this Chapter, it may enter an order imposing one or more of the following penalties:

(1)  Denial of an application.

(2)  Revocation or suspension of certification.

(3)  Imposition of an administrative fine not to exceed one thousand dollars for each count or separate offense.

(4)  Issuance of a reprimand.

(5)  Placement of the certified euthanasia technician on probation for a period of time and subject to such conditions as the board may specify.

(6)  Restricting the authorized scope of practice.

B.  The board by rule shall provide for appeals of denials of applications.  The board shall impose other administrative penalties only on the basis of a ruling by the board pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing.

C.  In addition to any other disciplinary action or fines assessed by the board, the board may require the certified animal euthanasia technician to pay all costs of the board proceedings, including investigator, stenographer, secretary, and attorney fees and court costs.

Acts 1987, No. 225, §1; Acts 1995, No. 73, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1369, §1.

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