Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-4.47 - Emergency adjudicative proceedings
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022
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491—4.47(17A) Emergency adjudicative proceedings.
4.47(1) Necessary emergency action. To the extent necessary to prevent or avoid immediate danger to the public health, safety, or welfare, the commission, gaming representatives, or stewards may issue a written order in compliance with Iowa Code section 17A.18 to suspend a license in whole or in part, order the cessation of any continuing activity, order affirmative action, or take other action within the jurisdiction of the commission by emergency adjudicative order. Before the issuing of an emergency adjudicative order the commission shall consider factors including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Whether there has been a sufficient factual investigation to ensure that the commission is proceeding on the basis of reliable information;
b. Whether the specific circumstances which pose immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare have been identified and determined to be continuing;
c. Whether the person required to comply with the emergency adjudicative order may continue to engage in other activities without posing immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare;
d. Whether imposition of monitoring requirements or other interim safeguards would be sufficient to protect the public health, safety or welfare; and
e. Whether the specific action contemplated by the commission is necessary to avoid the immediate danger.
a. The written emergency adjudicative order shall be immediately delivered to persons who are required to comply with the order by utilizing one or more of the following procedures:
(1) Personal delivery;
(2) Certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last address on file with the commission;
(3) Certified mail to the last address on file with the commission;
(4) First-class mail to the last address on file with the commission; or
(5) Fax. Fax may be used as the sole method of delivery if the person required to comply with the order has filed a written request that commission orders be sent by fax and has provided a fax number for that purpose.
b. To the degree practicable, the commission shall select the procedure for providing written notice that best ensures prompt, reliable delivery.
4.47(3) Oral notice. Unless the written emergency adjudicative order is provided by personal delivery on the same day that the order issues, the commission shall make reasonable immediate efforts to contact by telephone the persons who are required to comply with the order.
4.47(4) Completion of proceedings. Issuance of a written emergency adjudicative order shall include notification of the date on which commission proceedings are scheduled for completion. After issuance of an emergency adjudicative order, continuance of further commission proceedings to a later date will be granted only in compelling circumstances upon application in writing.