§ 5-84-6. Cease and desist authority.
If the director has reason to believe that any person, firm, corporation, or association is conducting any activity under the jurisdiction of the division of design professionals including professional engineering, professional land surveying, architecture, and/or landscape architecture without obtaining a license or registration, or who after the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license or registration is conducting that business, the director may, either on his or her own initiative or upon recommendation of the appropriate board, issue an order to that person, firm, corporation, or association commanding them to appear before the department at a hearing to be held not sooner than ten (10) days nor later than twenty (20) days after issuance of that order to show cause why the director should not issue an order to that person to cease and desist from the violation of the provisions of this chapter and/or chapters 1, 8, 8.1 and/or 51 of title 5. That order to show cause may be served on any person, firm, corporation, or association named by any person in the same manner that a summons in a civil action may be served, or by mailing a copy of the order, certified mail, return receipt requested, to that person at any address at which that person has done business or at which that person lives. If during that hearing the director is satisfied that the person is in fact violating any provision of this chapter, the director may order that person, in writing, to cease and desist from that violation and/or impose an appropriate fine under § 5-84-5 or other applicable law and/or refer the matter to the attorney general for appropriate action under chapters 1, 8, 8.1 and/or 51 of title 5. All these hearings are governed in accordance with the administrative procedures act. If that person fails to comply with an order of the department after being afforded a hearing, the superior court for Providence county has jurisdiction upon complaint of the department to restrain and enjoin that person from violating chapters 1, 8, 8.1, 51 and/or 84 of title 5.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 298, § 6; P.L. 2013, ch. 378, § 6.)