The board may, upon its own motion, and shall upon the verified complaint in writing of any person, investigate the actions of any person keeping or using animals for research or diagnostic purposes within this State, and it may temporarily suspend or permanently revoke a certificate of approval at any time where the holder of such a certificate, within the immediately preceding three years, while a holder of a certificate of approval, in performing or attempting to perform any of the acts within the scope of this chapter, has been guilty of the breach of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any reasonable rule or regulation adopted by the board for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The board may promulgate and adopt reasonable rules and regulations concerning the procedure for the drafting, filing and disposition of verified complaints of individuals. Procedure for revocation or suspension of approval shall be in accordance with the provision of the Administrative Procedure Act Government Code, Title 2, Division 3, Part 1, Chapter 5, and the department shall have all the powers granted therein.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1750.)

Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 1668

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • department: means the State Department of Health Services. See California Penal Code 3049.5
  • person: includes : laboratory, firm, association, corporation, copartnership, and educational institution. See California Penal Code 3049.5
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5