(a) If the director has reason to believe that any person, firm, corporation or association is conducting any activities requiring licensure under title 27 without obtaining a license, or who after the denial, suspension or revocation of a license conducts any activities requiring licensure under title 27, the department may issue its order to that person, firm, corporation or association commanding them to appear before the department at a hearing to be held no sooner than ten (10) days nor later than twenty (20) days after issuance of that order to show cause why the department should not issue an order to that person to cease and desist from the violation of the provisions of title 27.
(b) The order to show cause may be served on any person, firm, corporation or association named in the order in the same manner that summons in a civil action may be served, or by mailing a copy of the order, certified mail, return receipt requested, to that person at any address at which he or she has done business or at which he or she lives. If, upon that hearing, the department is satisfied that the person is in fact violating any provision of title 27, then the department may order that person, in writing, to cease and desist from that violation.
(c) All hearings shall be governed in accordance with chapter 35 of this title, the “Administrative Procedures Act.” If that person fails to comply with an order of the department after being afforded a hearing, the superior court in Providence county has jurisdiction upon complaint of the department to restrain and enjoin that person from violating this chapter.
(P.L. 2003, ch. 57, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 340, § 16.)