TITLE XII
PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE

CHAPTER 170-E
CHILD DAY CARE, RESIDENTIAL CARE, AND CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES

Child Day Care Licensing

Section 170-E:13

    170-E:13 Notice and Hearing. –
I. Should the department determine to suspend, revoke, deny, or refuse to renew a license or permit, it shall send to the applicant, licensee or permittee, by registered mail, an order setting forth the particular reasons for the determination. The suspension, revocation or denial shall become final 10 days after receipt of such order unless the applicant, licensee or permittee requests a hearing under paragraph II of this section.
II. Any applicant, licensee or permittee aggrieved by a decision of the department to suspend, revoke, deny or refuse to renew a license or permit may appeal to the commissioner. For purposes of carrying out the provisions of this section, the commissioner may, in accordance with the rules adopted by the department of personnel pursuant to RSA 541-A, appoint a hearings officer or officers, as necessary, to preside over such hearings. A hearings officer may affirm, deny or modify the decision of the department. The commissioner shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to procedures for the appeal process provided under this paragraph.
III. When the department decides to suspend, revoke, deny, or refuse to renew a license or permit, and it expressly finds that the continued operation of a child day care agency violates any minimum standard prescribed by law or rule, or otherwise jeopardizes the health, safety, morals or welfare of children served by the agency, the department shall include in its order issued under paragraph I an order of closure directing that the operation of the agency terminate immediately. In this event, the agency shall not operate during the pendency of any proceeding for the review of the decision of the department, except under court order.
IV. Rehearings and appeals from a decision of the hearings officer shall be in accordance with rules adopted under RSA 541-A.

Source. 1990, 257:8, eff. Jan. 1, 1991.