36-10-40. Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.

The term, unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, includes:

(1)    Employing what is known as cappers or steerers;

(2)    Willfully betraying a professional confidence;

(3)    All advertising of physical therapy business, in which untruthful or improbable statements are made, or which are calculated to mislead or deceive the public;

(4)    Conviction of any felony, conviction of a criminal offense arising out of the practice of physical therapy, or conviction of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude;

(5)    Habits of intemperance, or drug addiction, which in the opinion of the State Board of Physical Therapy, affect the licensee's practice;

(6)    Sustaining any physical or mental disability that renders the further practice of a licensee's profession dangerous;

(7)    Presentation to the board of any license, certificate, or diploma, which was obtained by fraud, by deception practiced in passing a required examination, or by the giving of false statements or information on applying for licensure; and

(8)    Illegally, fraudulently, or wrongfully obtaining a license required by this chapter, by:

(a)    The use of any means, devices, deceptions, or help in passing any examination; or

(b)    Making false statements or misrepresentations in any application.

Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, as defined in this section, may not be the basis for criminal prosecution unless the conduct is otherwise unlawful.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 9; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A09; SDCL, § 36-10-14; SL 1972, ch 205, § 17; revised pursuant to SL 1972, ch 15, § 4; SL 2023, ch 136, § 24.