(a) The board may, on its own motion, conduct an investigation to determine whether there are any grounds for disciplinary action against a licensee or permittee. The board shall, upon the verified written complaint of any person, conduct an investigation to determine whether there are any grounds for disciplinary action against a licensee or permittee. For the purposes of an investigation, a member of the board or the executive director of the board may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain testimony and documents to aid in the investigation.
(b) Upon receipt of a written complaint filed against any licensee or permittee, the board shall provide a copy of the complaint to the licensee or permittee.
(c) If the board finds, upon investigation, that probable cause exists that the licensee or permittee has violated any provision of this article or the rules promulgated hereunder, then the board shall serve the licensee or permittee with a written statement of charges and a notice specifying the date, time and place of the hearing. The hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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