• Current through October 23, 2012

(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(c) The Mayor may reinstate a license which has previously been revoked upon application in writing and after an opportunity for a hearing.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be accepted by the Mayor before the expiration of at least 1 year following the date on which the applicant's license was revoked.

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


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.