272C.9  Duties of licensees.

1.  Each licensee of a licensing board, as a condition of licensure, is under a duty to submit to a physical or mental examination when directed in writing by the board for cause. All objections shall be waived as to the admissibility of the examining physician's testimony or reports on the grounds of privileged communications. The medical testimony or report shall not be used against the licensee in any proceeding other than one relating to licensee discipline by the board, or one commenced in district court for revocation of the licensee's privileges. The licensing board, upon probable cause, shall have the authority to order physical or mental examination, and upon refusal of the licensee to submit to the examination the licensing board may order that the allegations pursuant to which the order of physical or mental examination was made shall be taken to be established.

2.  A licensee has a continuing duty to report to the licensing board by whom the person is licensed those acts or omissions specified by rule of the board pursuant to section 272C.4, subsection 6, when committed by another person licensed by the same licensing board. This subsection does not apply to licensees under chapter 542C when the observations are a result of participation in programs of practice review, peer review and quality review conducted by professional organizations of certified public accountants, for educational purposes and approved by the accountancy examining board.

3.  A licensee shall have a continuing duty and obligation, as a condition of licensure, to report to the licensing board by which the licensee is licensed every adverse judgment in a professional or occupational malpractice action to which the licensee is a party, and every settlement of a claim against the licensee alleging malpractice.

4.  A licensee who willfully fails to comply with subsection 2 or 3 of this section commits a violation of this chapter for which licensee discipline may be imposed.

Section History: Early form

  [C79, 81, § 258A.9; 81 Acts, ch 84, § 1]

Section History: Recent form

  C93, § 272C.9

Internal References

  Referred to in § 272C.4

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