§ 20-3-250.13. Revocation of authorization to operate; conditional authorization; hearing
(a) An authorization to operate may be revoked or made conditional after its issuance if the executive director has reasonable cause to believe that the holder of such authorization has violated or is violating this part or any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. Prior to such revocation or imposition of condition, the executive director shall notify the holder of the authorization in writing of the impending action, setting forth the grounds for the action contemplated to be taken and advising that if a hearing is requested, in writing, within ten days of receipt of such notice, the executive director shall set a time and place for a hearing at which the holder of the authorization may be heard in response to the allegation of noncompliance with this part or rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this part.
(b) If a hearing is requested as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, such hearing shall be conducted as provided in subsection (d) of Code Section 20-3-250.15, and the holder of the authorization shall have the rights set forth in that Code section. The decision of the commission shall be made as provided in subsection (e) of Code Section 20-3-250.15 and shall be deemed final, subject to the right of judicial review provided for by Code Section 20-3-250.16.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 20-3-250.13, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 1166, § 3; Ga. L. 2022, p. 378, § 11/SB 333.
The 2022 amendment, effective July 1, 2022, substituted “authorization” for “authorization or permit” in the first sentence in subsection (a), twice in the second sentence in subsection (a), and in the first sentence in subsection (b); in subsection (a), substituted “operate or may be” for “operate or an agent’s permit may be” in the first sentence, and “advising that” for “advising the holder of a permit that” in the second sentence; and deleted the former last sentence in subsection (b), which read: “In the event an agent’s permit is revoked or a condition is imposed thereon, the executive director shall notify the institution or institutions which such agent was permitted to represent, as shown in the records of the commission, in addition to the notice required to be given to the agent and any other parties to the hearing.”
Code Commission notes.
Pursuant to Code Section 28-9-5, in 2022, “or” was deleted following “to operate” near the beginning of the first sentence of subsection (a).