(A) The director of health shall notify a licensee that he is entitled to a hearing if he requests it within ten days of the time the notice informing him of his right to a hearing was mailed;
(B) If the licensee requests a hearing, the date set for the hearing shall be within ten days after the licensee has requested a hearing;
(C) The director shall not apply for a postponement or continuation of an adjudication hearing. If the licensee requests a postponement or continuation of an adjudication hearing, it shall not be granted unless the licensee demonstrates that an unusual hardship will be incurred in meeting the hearing date. If the director grants a postponement or continuation on the grounds of an unusual hardship to the licensee, the record shall document the nature and cause of the unusual hardship.
(D) If the director of health appoints a referee or examiner to conduct the hearing:
(1) A copy of the written adjudication report and recommendation of the referee or examiner shall be served by certified mail upon the director and the licensee or his attorney or other representative of record within three working days of the conclusion of the hearing;
(2) The licensee is not entitled to file written objections to the report;
(3) The director shall approve, modify, or disapprove of the report and recommendations within three working days of receiving the report.
(E) A notice of appeal of an adverse adjudication decision shall be filed within fifteen days of the mailing of the director's order;
(F) The court shall not suspend an adjudication order pending disposition of the appeal. Any adjudication order issued by the director shall remain in force pending final disposition of the appeal.
Effective Date: 03-20-1984