CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations
ARTICLE 13 - Denial, Suspension, and Revocation of Certificates, Permits, or Licenses
§ 98. Disciplinary Guidelines.
In reaching a decision on a disciplinary action under the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code Section 11400 et seq.), the Board shall consider the disciplinary guidelines entitled "A Manual of Disciplinary Guidelines and Model Disciplinary Orders" (8th edition, 2013) which are hereby incorporated by reference. Deviation from these guidelines and orders, including the standard terms of probation, is appropriate where the Board in its sole discretion determines that the facts of the particular case warrant such a deviation -for example: the presence of mitigating factors; the age of the case; evidentiary problems.
NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010, 5018 and 5116, Business and Professions Code; and Section 11400.20, Government Code. Reference: Sections 5018, 5096, 5096.5, 5096.12, 5100 and 5116-5116.6, Business and Professions Code; and Section 11425.50(e), Government Code.
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