Adult Residential Facility License Revocation
An imminent risk to resident health and safety or history of licensing violations can lead to a license revocation action. If Community Care Licensing believes there is an imminent risk to resident health and safety a temporary suspension order may accompany the Accusation. Once served with the Accusation a licensee has a limited amount of time to file a Notice of Defense to avoid default. If a timely Notice of Defense is filed the case is set for hearing before an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings. At the hearing the Department will be represented by an attorney who is often aided by the Licensing Program Analyst. Unfortunately, many licensees attempt to represent themselves in the administrative hearing with the tragic result of a proposed order revoking the license being adopted by the Department of Social Services.
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If you’re facing a license revocation action it’s important that you understand the relevant terminology.
The Accusation is a written statement of the statutory (Health and Safety Code) and regulatory (Title 22) violations upon which a request to revoke your license has been issued. The Accusation is prepared by the Legal Division of the Department of Social Services and looks like a court document. For many respondents it’s the first notice they receive of the license revocation action.
An Accusation can be served with a temporary suspension order which is an order to suspend a license prior to hearing. A temporary suspension order is issued when Community Care Licensing believes there is a condition, circumstance, or individual which poses an imminent risk to resident health and safety.
Once served with the Accusation a licensee must submit a Notice of Defense to request an Administrative Hearing. If the Notice of Defense is not filed before certain deadlines which differ based on the manner of service the licensee will default and the Department of Social Services will issue a decision and order revoking the license.
Our license defense attorney charges an affordable flat fee for representing adult residential facility licensees in license revocation actions. After a free phone consultation our attorney will quote a flat fee for representation. The fee may be tiered to reflect a flat charge for representation before hearing and an additional fee for representation at the hearing. The 2-tier fee is designed to help clients save money in the event their case settles before hearing.
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