If a license is withheld, suspended or revoked, the laboratory is entitled to a hearing before representatives of the department of health within sixty days of the withholding, suspension or revocation decision. Such laboratory may be represented at the hearing by counsel and may present evidence in its defense. The final order of the director will be based on a record of the hearing and shall contain findings of fact and conclusions of law. The laboratory may appeal an adverse order to the circuit court of Kanawha County or the circuit court of the county in which the laboratory is located to determine whether the director abused his discretion or exceeded his jurisdiction. The department of health has the power to obtain an injunction during the time preceding the hearing against any laboratory which fails to meet licensure requirements and whose continued operation poses a significant threat to the public health.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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