(b) In every case in which a license is suspended or revoked or an
application for a license or renewal of a license is denied, the Secretary shall
serve notice of his action, including a statement of the reasons for his
actions, either personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Service by mail shall be deemed completed if the notice is deposited in the
(c) In the case of a denial of an application or renewal of a license,
the applicant or licensee may request in writing, within
30 days after the date of service, a hearing. In the case of a denial of a
renewal of a license, the license shall be deemed to continue in force until 30
days after the service of the notice of denial, or if a hearing is requested
during that period, until a final administrative order is entered.
(d) An order of revocation or suspension of a license shall take effect upon
service of the order unless the licensee requests, in writing, within 10 days
after the date of service, a hearing. In the event a hearing is requested, the
order shall be stayed until a final administrative order is entered.
(e) If the licensee requests a hearing, the Secretary shall schedule either a status date or a
hearing within 30 days after the request for a hearing unless otherwise agreed
to by the parties.
(f) The hearing shall be held at the time and place designated by the
Secretary. The Secretary and any administrative law judge designated by him have
the power to administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses and compel
their attendance, take evidence, and require the production of books, papers,
correspondence, and other records or information that he considers relevant or
material to the injury.
(g) The costs for the administrative hearing shall be set by rule and shall be borne by the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 96-1420, eff. 8-3-10.)