The Director may revoke or suspend any massage practitioner permit for a practitioner who is not certified as a massage practitioner or therapist by the CAMTC pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code, after a public hearing, if the Director finds:
The massage practitioner willfully violated any of the provisions of this Article; or
The massage practitioner has provided materially false documents or testimony; or
Within five years immediately prior to the date of application, the massage practitioner has had any license or permit related to the practice of massage revoked; or
The massage practitioner has violated a rule or regulation adopted by the Director pursuant to Section 29.25.
Before any hearing is conducted under this Section, the Director shall provide the massage practitioner at least 20 days written notice. The notice shall include the time, place, and grounds for the hearing. If requested by the massage practitioner, the Director shall make available all documentary evidence against him or her no later than 15 days prior to the hearing. At the hearing, the massage practitioner shall be provided an opportunity to refute all evidence against him or her. The Director shall oversee the hearing and issue a ruling within 20 days of its conclusion. The Director’s ruling shall be final.
The Director may suspend summarily any massage practitioner permit issued under this Article pending a noticed hearing on revocation or suspension when in the opinion of the Director the public health or safety requires such summary suspension. Any affected permittee shall be given notice of such summary suspension in writing delivered to said permittee in person or by registered letter.
(Added as Sec. 1907 by Ord. 269-03, File No. 030995, App. 12/5/2003; redesignated and amended by Ord. 262-13, File No. 130400, App. 11/27/2013, Eff. 12/27/2013)