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Section 1596.886. (Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1596.886.

The director may temporarily suspend any license, registration, or special permit prior to any hearing when, in the opinion of the director, the action is necessary to protect any child of a child day care facility from physical or mental abuse, abandonment, or any other substantial threat to health or safety. The director shall notify the licensee, registrant, or holder of the special permit of the temporary suspension and the effective date thereof and at the same time shall serve the provider with an accusation. Upon receipt of a notice of defense to the accusation by the licensee, registrant, or holder of the special permit, the director shall, within 15 days, set the matter for hearing, and the hearing shall be held as soon as possible but not later than 30 days after receipt of the notice. The temporary suspension shall remain in effect until such time as the hearing is completed and the director has made a final determination on the merits. However, the temporary suspension shall be deemed vacated if the director fails to make a final determination on the merits within 30 days after the original hearing has been completed.



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