§ 23-4.1-9. Revocation of license.
(a) Any license granted under this chapter may be suspended or revoked by the director for cause, after a hearing. Appeal from a decision of the director may be taken pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42.
(b) Cause for suspension or revocation of a license is failure to comply with any of the provisions or standards of this chapter or of any regulations of the director issued under authority of this chapter. All inspection reports are rebuttable evidence of the facts or conclusions stated in them as to the compliance or noncompliance with the pertinent laws or regulations involved in the licensing.
(c) Before suspending or revoking a license, the director shall give the licensee notice of the particular charge of violation against him or her.
(d) If the licensee fails to correct the deficiencies charged against him or her, or fails to comply with the law or regulations to the satisfaction of the director, the director shall notify the licensee of the charges against him or her, and the time and place of the hearing on the charges. The director shall set a reasonable time to allow a proper defense against the charges. The licensee may be represented by counsel, and may present witnesses in his or her behalf. The director shall issue a written decision, which shall include findings of fact. The decision shall be sent to the licensee by registered mail within ten (10) days of the decision.
(e) If any license is suspended or revoked, the holder shall immediately stop all operations authorized by the license.
(P.L. 1974, ch. 264, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-52-9; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-4.1-9; P.L. 1983, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 189, § 1.)