(b) The commissioner or director may conduct the hearing or elect to have an Administrative Law Judge conduct the hearing.
(c) If the hearing is conducted by an Administrative Law Judge, the Administrative Law Judge shall prepare a proposed written order at the conclusion of a hearing containing findings of fact and conclusions of law. The proposed order may contain proposed disciplinary actions if the commissioner or director so directs. The commissioner may accept, reject or modify the decision of the Administrative Law Judge.
(d) The commissioner or director has the authority to administer oaths, examine any person under oath and issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.
(e) If, after a hearing, the commissioner or director determines the licensee or holder of a certificate has violated any provision of this article or the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this article, a formal written decision shall be prepared which contains findings of fact, conclusions of law and a specific description of the disciplinary actions imposed.
(f) The order of the Commissioner or director is final unless vacated or modified upon judicial review.
(g) Any licensee or certificate holder adversely affected by a final order made and entered by the commissioner or director is entitled to judicial review. All of the pertinent provisions of section four, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code apply to and govern the review with like effect as if the provisions of the section were set forth herein.
(h) The judgment of the circuit court is final unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeals in accordance with the provisions of section one, article six, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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