Wow!RTtobe and Richard need alcohol couseling and AA. I am amazed at those who ask these qeustions on here about criminal behaviour or DUI's and then expect to get a license to practice Respiratory care when you cannot simply take care of your own actions then expect to be a professional taking care of individuals who need you undivided attention.
In other states if you recieve a DWI/DUI you would loose your license and never be able to practice again.
GROUNDS FOR DENIAL
The Respiratory Care Board (Board) has the authority to deny licensure based on convictions of crimes, acts of dishonesty or fraud, acts involving bodily injury, unlicensed activity, violations of certain sections of the Health and Safety Code, convictions of alcohol/substance abuse <<<<<<< or any act which if done by a licentiate would be grounds for suspension or revocation of a license.
B&P § 3750. Causes for denial of, suspension of, revocation of, or probationary conditions upon license - The board may order the denial, suspension, or revocation of, or the imposition of probationary conditions upon, a license issued under this chapter, for any of the following causes:
(a) Advertising in violation of Section 651 or Section 17500.
(b) Fraud in the procurement of any license under this chapter.
(c) Knowingly employing unlicensed persons who present themselves as licensed respiratory care practitioners.
(d) Conviction of a crime that substantially relates to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a respiratory care practitioner. The record of conviction or a certified copy thereof shall be conclusive evidence of the conviction. [Refer to B&P 3752.5, 3752.6, 3752.7, and CCR 1399.370 for substantial relationship criteria]