§ 5-5.1-15. Grounds for suspension and revocation of licenses.
The attorney general may suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter in the manner subsequently prescribed if the licensee or any of its partners, officers, generals, and shareholders owning a ten percent (10%) or greater interest in the license, provided the licensee is not a publicly traded corporation, and the qualifying agent does any of the following:
(1) Violates any provisions of this chapter or rules and regulations promulgated under this chapter;
(2) Practices fraud, deceit or misrepresentation;
(3) Makes a material misstatement in the application for or renewal of the license;
(4) In the case of the qualifying agent, commits any act which would disqualify the qualifying agent under § 5-5.1-8 and in the case of the licensee, or any of its partners, officers, generals and shareholders owning a ten percent (10%) or greater interest in the licensee, provided the licensee is not a publicly traded corporation, fails to meet the qualifications of § 5-5.1-8.
(5) Demonstrates incompetence or untrustworthiness in actions affecting the conduct of the business required to be licensed under this chapter.
(6) Prior to suspension or revocation of a license, the attorney general promptly notifies the licensee of his or her intent to issue an order for revocation or suspension, stating the grounds for revocation or suspension. Within fifteen (15) days of receipt of notice of intent to revoke or suspend from the attorney general, the licensee may request a hearing in writing.
(7) If a request for a hearing is received in a timely manner, the attorney general shall set a date for a hearing and notify the parties of the time and place of the meeting.
(8) All hearings are held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 35 of title 42.
(9) After the licensee has exhausted the right of appeal or, if the licensee does not seek a hearing, the licensee shall immediately cease to operate the business for the time period provided in the order of suspension or permanently in the case of revocation and shall notify all of its clients of the revocation or suspension and maintain a copy of the notices in its business records.
(10) Under circumstances in which the attorney general determines that the public health, welfare, or safety may be jeopardized by the termination of a licensee's services, the attorney general may, upon his or her own motion or upon application by the licensee or any party affected by the termination, extend the time for the termination of the licensee's operations, subject to any reasonable, necessary and proper conditions or restrictions that he or she deems appropriate.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 112, § 1.)