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Revocation / Suspension of ABCRS Diplomate Certification

The filing of an application for examination, participating in examination, and accepting a Certificate are voluntary acts. Therefore, the Board assumes no responsibility for any effect which certification or failure to obtain certification may have on private or professional activities of candidates.

When an application is submitted, candidates are required to sign an agreement, a portion of which reads as follows: “I agree to disqualification from examination or from the issuance of a certificate, and I agree to the forfeiture and redelivery of such certificate in the event that any of the statements herein made by me at this time or at any time in the past or future in regard to my application for a certificate is false, or in the event that any of the rules and regulations of the Board governing such examinations and certificate is violated by me.”

Certificates which have been issued are subject to the provisions of the General Information Book of The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc. and may be revoked for violation of any of these provisions.

Any certificate issued by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS) may be subject to sanction such as revocation or suspension at any time that the directors shall determine, in their sole judgment, that the diplomate holding the certificate was in some respect not properly qualified to receive it or is no longer properly qualified to retain it. At its discretion, the Board may revoke or suspend a Diplomates certificate for cause, including, but not limited to:

The diplomate did not possess the required qualifications and requirements for examination, whether or not such deficiency was known to the Board or any committee thereof prior to examination or at the time of issuance of the certificate, as the case may be.

The diplomate made an intentional and material misrepresentation or withheld material information in the application to either part of the examination or in any other representation to the Board or any Committee thereof.

The diplomate made a misrepresentation to the board or any third party as to his or her status as a diplomate of the Board.

The diplomate engaged in irregular behavior in connection with an examination of the board (as described under Irregular Behavior), whether or not such behavior had an effect on the performance of the candidate on an examination.

The diplomate was convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and, in the opinion of the Board, having a material relationship to the practice of medicine.

There has been a limitation, suspension, termination or voluntary surrender, in lieu of disciplinary action, of any license or of any right associated with the practice of medicine, including the imposition of any requirement of surveillance, supervision, or review due to a violation of a medical practice act or other statute or governmental regulation, disciplinary action by any medical licensing authority, entry into a consent order, or voluntary surrender of license.

A diplomate has failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the Board’s Maintenance of Certification program.