§ 21-28-3.05. Order to show cause.
(a) Before denying, suspending, or revoking a registration, or refusing a renewal of a registration, the director of health shall serve upon the applicant or registrant an order to show cause why the registration should not be denied, revoked, or suspended, or why the renewal should not be refused. The order to show cause shall contain a statement of the basis of the order and shall call upon the applicant or registrant to appear before the director of health at a time and place stated in the order but in no event less than thirty (30) days after the date of receipt of the order. Proceedings to deny, suspend, or revoke shall be conducted pursuant to this section in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42, the Administrative Procedures Act. The proceedings shall be independent of, and not in lieu of, criminal prosecution or other proceedings under this chapter or any law of the state.
(b) The director of health may suspend for a period of ten (10) days any registration simultaneously with the institution of proceedings under this section in cases where he or she finds that there is an imminent danger to the public health or safety. The suspension shall continue in effect until the conclusion of the proceedings, including judicial review of them, unless sooner withdrawn by the director of health or dissolved by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 183, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 54.)