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Board cannot deny license for drug conviction unrelated to practice

A Pennsylvania court overturned a decision by the state's barber board that denied reinstatement of a licensee whose license had been revoked after criminal drug convictions. The court held September 12 that, while the board could revoke a license for a felony conviction, it could not later deny reinstatement based on that conviction unless it was related to the practice of the licensee.

A Pennsylvania court overturned a decision by the state's barber board that denied reinstatement of a licensee whose license had been revoked after criminal drug convictions.

The court held September 12 that, while the board could revoke a license for a felony conviction, it could not later deny reinstatement based on that conviction unless it was related to the practice of the licensee.

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