§17A-6-22. Original action by board; matters confidential.
In the event the commissioner shall receive a sworn complaint
in writing alleging a violation of any of the provisions of this
chapter by a licensee, and the commissioner does not within thirty
days thereafter make and enter an order with respect thereto, the
complainant may file a sworn complaint with the board. Upon
receipt of any such sworn complaint, the board may investigate the
matter, and hold a hearing with respect thereto and decide the
matter with like effect as if the commissioner had made and entered
an order and the licensee had appealed such order to the board.
Any complaint and any investigation shall be kept in strictest
confidence by the board, the commissioner, the department, the
licensee, the complainant and all other persons, unless and until
the commissioner or board suspends or revokes the license
certificate of the licensee involved.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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