(a) Whenever the board denies an application for any original or renewal license or denies an application for a license or suspends or revokes any license, it shall make an interim order to that effect and serve a copy thereof on the applicant or licensee by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such order shall state the grounds for the action taken and shall require that any license or temporary permit suspended or revoked thereby be returned to the board by the holder within twenty days after receipt of the copy of such order.
(b) Any person adversely affected by any such order is entitled to a hearing thereon pursuant to the provisions of article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code if, within twenty days after receipt of a copy of the order, he or she files with the board a written demand for such hearing. A demand for hearing shall operate automatically to stay or suspend the execution of any order. The board may require the person demanding such hearing to give reasonable security for the cost of the hearing. If such person does not substantially prevail at the hearing, the costs therefor shall be assessed against him or her and may be collected by civil action or other proper remedy.
(c) Upon a receipt of a written demand for a hearing, the board shall set a time and place therefor not less than ten and notmore than thirty days thereafter. Any scheduled hearing may be continued by the board upon its own motion or for good cause shown by the person demanding the hearing.
(d) The provisions of article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code apply to and govern the hearing and administrative procedures in connection therewith.
(e) All administrative hearings shall be conducted by a quorum of the board. For the purpose of conducting any such hearing any member of the board may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum which shall be issued and served pursuant to the provisions of section one, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.
(f) At any hearing the person who demanded the same may represent himself or herself or be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in this state.
(g) After any such hearing and consideration of all testimony, evidence and record in the case, the board shall render its decision in writing. The written decision of the board shall be accompanied by findings of fact and conclusions of law as specified in section three, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code. A copy of such decision and accompanying findings and conclusions shall be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, upon the person demanding such hearing, and the attorney of record.
(h) The decision of the board is final unless reversed,vacated or modified upon judicial review thereof in accordance with the provisions of section twelve of this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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