Temporary Suspension Order
If your adult residential facility has been served with a temporary suspension order you need to contact a license defense attorney immediately. If you appeal the revocation of your license the appeal process will be accelerated in light of the temporary suspension order. Accordingly, you will have an extremely limited period of time to formulate a defense, engage in discovery and prepare your case for hearing. Rather than face the Department of Social Services and their attorney alone, hire an ARF license defense attorney to enhance the effectiveness of your appeal. To schedule a free consultation with our license defense attorney call Sacramento Law Group at (916) 596-1018.
Why You Received The Order
Many license revocation actions taken against adult residential facilities do not include a temporary suspension order. Community Care Licensing will only issue a temporary suspension order when they believe a dangerous condition, situation or person exists at the facility that warrants immediate closure of the facility and relocation of residents. Therefore, if your adult residential facility has been served with a temporary suspension order Community Care Licensing believes there is a substantial risk to the health and safety of your residents. To be successful in your appeal or settlement negotiations you will need to correct the underlying reason for the temporary suspension order.
Limited Time To Act
You don’t have much time to save your license to operate an adult residential facility. First, you must file a timely Notice of Defense to protect your right to a hearing. Next, you will have an extremely limited period of time to prepare your case. Due to the temporary suspension of your license your hearing will be scheduled much sooner than in a straight revocation action. Therefore, it is imperative that you receive legal advice and representation as early as possible. The earlier an attorney is involved in your case the more time they have to negotiate with the Department of Social Services to settle the case without a hearing.