2016 Georgia Code
Title 43 - Professions and Businesses
Chapter 30 - Optometrists
§ 43-30-9. Refusal or revocation of certificates; appeals
(a) The board shall refuse to issue its certificate of registration and may revoke its certificate of registration issued to any person who is not of good moral character, or who commits an act involving moral turpitude, or who is guilty of unprofessional conduct, or whose certificate was issued through error, fraud, or perjury, or who knowingly makes any fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive statement in any form of advertising, or who makes any statement in any advertising concerning the quality of optometric services rendered by the registrant or licensee or any optometrist associated with him.
(b) The board shall serve written notice of the charges on such accused person at least ten days prior to the date set for hearing, and said person shall be notified to appear before the board to answer the charges at such time and place as the board may direct. Such notice shall plainly set forth the charges made and notify the accused person to appear to answer the same. On such hearing, if the charges are found true, the accused having the right to produce witnesses in his behalf and cross-examine those testifying against him, the board shall render judgment after such hearing; and the person accused may enter an appeal to the next superior court of the county in which the hearing is held. If he is dissatisfied with the finding, such appeal is to be governed by the law relating to appeals in other cases.
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