Pursuant to provisions of Chapter 5
(commencing with Section 11500), Part I, Division 3, Government Code, the
Department may suspend or revoke the approval of a supplemental service issued
under the provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250), Division 2,
Health and Safety Code, upon any of the following grounds:
(1) Violation by the licensee of any
provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250), Division 2, Health and
Safety Code, or of the supplemental service regulations promulgated by the
(2) Aiding, abetting or
permitting the violation of any provisions of Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 1250), Division 2, Health and Safety Code, or of any supplemental
service regulations promulgated by the Department.
(3) Conduct inimical to the public health,
morals, welfare or safety of the people of the State of California in the
maintenance and operation of a supplemental service.
The Director may temporarily suspend any
supplemental service approval prior to any hearing when, in his opinion, such
action is necessary to protect the public welfare.
(1) The Director shall notify the licensee of
the temporary suspension and the effective date thereof and at the same time
shall serve such licensee with an accusation.
(2) Upon receipt of a notice of contest by
the licensee, the Director shall set the matter for hearing within 30 days
after receipt of such notice.
The temporary suspension shall remain in effect until such time as the hearing
is completed and the Director has made a final determination.
(4) If the Director fails to make a final
determination within 60 days after the original hearing has been completed, the
temporary suspension shall be deemed vacated.
(5) If the provisions of Chapter 2
(commencing with Section1250), Division 2, Health and Safety Code, or the
supplemental service regulations promulgated by the Director are violated by a
licensee which is a group, corporation or other association, the Director may
suspend the approval of such organization or may suspend the approval as to any
individual person within such organization who is responsible for such
withdrawal of an application for approval shall not deprive the Department of
its authority to institute or continue a proceeding against the applicant for
the denial of the approval upon any group provided by law or to enter an order
denying the approval upon any such ground, unless the Department consents in
writing to such withdrawal.
suspension, expiration or forfeiture of an approval issued by the Department
shall not deprive the Department of its authority to institute or continue a
proceeding against the licensee upon any ground provided by law or to enter an
order suspending or revoking approval or otherwise taking disciplinary action
against the licensee on any such ground.
(e) A licensee whose approval has been
revoked or suspended may petition the Department for reinstatement or reduction
of penalty after a period of not less than one year has elapsed from the
effective date of the decision or from the date of the denial of a similar