36-7-12.2 Criminal background check of new applicants and licensees under disciplinary investigation...
Criminal background check of new applicants and licensees under disciplinary
Each new applicant for licensure as an optometrist, in this state shall submit to a state
and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of
Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the Board of
Examiners of Optometry shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal
Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal
Investigation shall forward to the board all information obtained as a result of the criminal
background check. This information shall be obtained before permanent licensure of the applicant.
The board may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the
subject of a disciplinary investigation by the board. Failure to submit to or cooperate with the
criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation
of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting or the criminal
Source: SL 2009, ch 179, § 1.