Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-8B-6 - Complaints; hearing; penalties; appeal

Section 34-8B-6 - Complaints; hearing; penalties; appeal.

(a) All complaints shall be in writing, signed by the person making the complaint, and addressed to the chair of the board. All complaints shall contain the name and address of the person against whom the complaint is brought and a description of the conduct giving rise to the complaint. Complaints shall be submitted within 90 days of such conduct and a copy shall be provided to the licensed court reporter within five business days of receipt by the board. The copy shall be sent by certified mail or by such other means of delivery to ensure that the licensed court reporter charged in the complaint shall receive actual notice. After investigation of the charges, the board shall conduct a hearing at which time it may dismiss the charges, may impose a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or may revoke or suspend the license of the licensee.

(b) The licensee may appeal a decision of the board imposing an administrative fine or revoking or suspending a license by submitting a request to the board for reconsideration within 90 days following the decision of the board. If no resolution is achieved, further appeals shall be submitted to the circuit court in the jurisdiction of the residence of the licensee. Any licensee whose application for licensure or for renewal of licensure was denied, or whose license was revoked, may reapply after 12 months have elapsed. The board may then reissue a license or rescind any disciplinary action if a majority of the members vote in favor of the action.

(Act 2006-200, p. 289, §6.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021