3715.56 Attorney general, prosecuting attorney or city director of law to institute proceedings and prosecutions.

The attorney general, prosecuting attorney, or city director of law to whom the director of agriculture or the state board of pharmacy reports any violation of sections 3715.01 and 3715.52 to 3715.72 of the Revised Code, shall cause appropriate proceedings to be instituted in the proper court without delay and to be prosecuted in the manner required by law. The director of agriculture, before reporting any violation of sections 3715.01 and 3715.52 to 3715.72 of the Revised Code to any such attorney for the institution of a criminal proceeding, shall give the person against whom the proceeding is contemplated appropriate notice and an opportunity to present testimony before the director, either orally or in writing, in person, or by attorney, with regard to the contemplated proceeding.

Cite as R.C. § 3715.56

History. Effective Date: 07-22-1998