314-55-506 - Summary license suspension

314-55-506. Summary license suspension

(1) The board may summarily suspend any license after the board's enforcement division has:

(a) Completed a preliminary staff investigation of the violation; and

(b) Upon a determination that immediate cessation of the licensed activities is necessary for the protection or preservation of the public health, safety, or welfare.

(2) Suspension of any license under this section is effective immediately upon personal service of the summary suspension order on the licensee or employee thereof.

(3) When a license has been summarily suspended by the board, an adjudicative proceeding for revocation or other action must be promptly instituted before an administrative law judge assigned by the office of administrative hearings. If a request for an administrative hearing is timely filed by the licensee or permit holder, then a hearing will be held within ninety calendar days of the effective date of the summary suspension ordered by the board. The ninety-day period may be extended for good cause.

(Amended by WSR 16-11-110, Filed 5/18/2016, effective 6/18/2016 Amended by WSR 20-03-177, Filed 1/22/2020, effective 2/22/2020)

Statutory Authority: RCW 69.50.325, 69.50.331, 69.50.342, 69.50.345. WSR 13-21-104, ? § 314-55-506, filed 10/21/13, effective 11/21/13. WSR 13-21-003, § 314-55-506, filed 10/3/2013, effective 11/3/2013

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