§ 5-20.9-17. Order to cease and desist. [Effective July 1, 2018.].
(a) If the director has reason to believe that any person, firm, corporation, or association is conducting any activities requiring registration under this chapter without obtaining registration or, after the denial, suspension, or revocation of a registration conducts any activities requiring registration under this chapter, the department may issue an order to that person, firm, corporation, or association commanding them to appear before the department at a hearing to be held no sooner than ten (10) days nor later than twenty (20) days after issuance of that order to show cause why the department should not issue an order to that person to cease and desist from any violations of this chapter.
(b) The order to show cause may be served on any person, firm, corporation, or association named in the order in the same manner that summons in a civil action may be served, or by mailing a copy of the order to that person at any address at which he or she has done business or at which he or she lives. If, upon that hearing, the department is satisfied that the person is in fact violating any provision of this chapter, the department may order that person, in writing, to cease and desist from that violation.
(c) All hearings shall be governed in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42, the "administrative procedures act." If that person fails to comply with an order of the department after being afforded a hearing, the superior court has jurisdiction upon complaint of the department to restrain and enjoin that person from violating this chapter.
(P.L. 2017, ch. 14, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 26, § 1.)