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Chapter 430-7 DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

Rule 430-7-.01 Initiation of Revocation or Suspension Proceedings

Proceedings for the revocation or suspension of a license to practice optometry in the State of Georgia shall be initiated:

(a) by the Board acting upon information within its knowledge; or
(b) by the written verified complaint of any person alleging facts which if true would constitute grounds for the revocation or suspension of a license.

Rule 430-7-.02 Contents of Complaints

Complaints filed pursuant to subsection (b) of Rule 430-7-.01 shall plainly and fully set forth the matters asserted; shall specify the portions of the Georgia Code and/or the rules of the Board upon which the complaint is founded; shall identify the respondent licensee; shall contain the post office address of the complainant, and shall plainly indicate whether or not the complainant elects to present, either personally or through his legal counsel, the case against the respondent. Should the complainant elect to present evidence in support of his complaint through his legal counsel, the complaint shall contain the name and post office address of the complainant's attorney.

Rule 430-7-.03 Dismissal of Complaints

The Board may dismiss on its own motion and without a hearing any complaint and/or any amendment to a complaint which fails to allege a ground for the revocation or suspension of a license.

Rule 430-7-.04 Notification of Legal Proceedings

Each licensee is required to notify the Board, in writing, within thirty (30) days of the final disposition of any administrative, civil, or criminal action whenever that final disposition relates to the practice of optometry or involves the subject matter of the offenses cited in O.C.G.A. Section 43-30-9 or the rules promulgated thereunder. Such notice shall include a copy of any final order entered by the court or agency.