43.Any license issued in accordance with the provisions of this article, and any health officer's license or sanitary inspector's license heretofore issued by the Department of Health, may be suspended or revoked, after notice and hearing conducted by an administrative law judge pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), for any of the following causes:
a.Violation of any of the provisions of this act or of any law relating to public health;
b.Violation of any provision of the State Sanitary Code;
c.Violation of any applicable local health regulation or ordinance;
d.Any act or happening occurring after the making of application for such license which, if the same had occurred prior to said time, would have prevented the issuance of such license; or
e.A conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, either within or outside this State, of a crime involving moral turpitude, except that if the conviction is reversed and the holder of the license is discharged or acquitted, or if the holder is pardoned or the civil rights of the holder are restored, the holder may obtain a license.
Notwithstanding any provision of section 10 of P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-10) to the contrary, the commissioner, before adopting, rejecting or modifying the recommended report and decision of an administrative law judge, shall consult with the Public Health Council.
The suspension or revocation of a license shall be effected by a notice in writing of the suspension or revocation, designating the effective date thereof, and in the case of a suspension, the term of the suspension, which notice may be served upon the licensee personally or by mailing the same by registered mail addressed to the licensee at the licensee's home address.
The commissioner shall file a copy of the notice of suspension or revocation of license with the local board of health.
L.1947, c.177, s.43; amended 1997, c.416, s.8; 2012, c.17, s.101.