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  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 4.1. Tissue Banks [1635 - 1643.2]

  ( Chapter 4.1 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 801, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. Suspension or Revocation of License [1643 - 1643.2]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 801, Sec. 2. )


The state department may suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter for any of the following reasons:

(a)  Violation by the licensee of this chapter or any rule or regulation adopted under this chapter.

(b)  Aiding, abetting, or permitting the violation of any provision of this chapter, the rules or regulations adopted under this chapter or the Medical Practice Act (Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code).

(c)  Proof that the licensee has made false statements in any material regard on the application for a tissue bank license.

(d)  Conduct inimical to the public health, morals, welfare, or safety of the people of the State of California in the maintenance or operation of the premises or services for which a license is issued.

(e)  Conduct prohibited under Section 367f of the Penal Code and under Section 274e of Title 42 of the United States Code.

(f)  The conviction of a licensee or the person in charge of the tissue bank of any crime which is substantially related to the qualifications or duties of the licensee or the person in charge of the tissue bank or which is substantially related to the functions of the tissue bank. For purposes of this section, a conviction means a plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere. An action to revoke or suspend the license may be taken when the time for appeal has elapsed or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal or when an order granting probation is made suspending the imposition of sentence, notwithstanding a subsequent order pursuant to Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code permitting withdrawal of a plea of guilty and entry of a plea of not guilty, or setting aside the verdict of guilty, or dismissing the accusation, information or indictment. The director shall take into account all competent evidence of rehabilitation furnished by the licensee or person in charge of the tissue bank.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 801, Sec. 2.)


Proceedings for the suspension or revocation of licenses under this chapter shall be conducted in accordance with Section 100171.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 220, Sec. 21. Effective August 4, 1997.)


The state department may temporarily suspend any license issued under this chapter prior to any hearing, when it has determined that the action is necessary to protect the public welfare. The state department shall notify the licensee of the temporary suspension and the effective date thereof and at the same time shall serve the licensee with an accusation. Upon receipt of a notice of defense by the licensee, the matter shall, within 15 days, be set for hearing. The hearing shall be held as soon as possible but not later than 30 days after receipt of such notice. The temporary suspension shall remain in effect until such time as the hearing is completed and the state department has made a final determination on the merits. However, the temporary suspension shall be deemed vacated if the state department fails to make a final determination on the merits within 60 days after the original hearing has been completed.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 801, Sec. 2.)

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