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(1) A firm, permit holder, certificate holder, license holder, or practice privilege holder shall not commit any act discreditable to the profession. A discreditable act will be considered to have occurred if, for example:

(a) a firm, permit holder, or practice privilege holder retains any records rightfully belonging to the client in order to enforce payment of fees; or

(b) a practice unit fails to comply with conditions imposed by the peer review program as a result of a "pass with deficiencies" or "failed" peer review classification.

History: 37-1-131, 37-50-203, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-50-203, 37-50-325, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 2971, Eff. 11/29/80; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 961, Eff. 6/29/84; TRANS, from Commerce, 2005 MAR p. 2668; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 9, Eff. 1/16/09; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2574, Eff. 10/29/10; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 1527, Eff. 8/23/13.

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