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      RS 37:21.1     

  

§21.1. Louisiana State Board of Dentistry; Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board; licensing disciplinary actions; administrative law judges

            A. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, a person who has a disciplinary action brought against him by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry or the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board may elect to have the matter moved to the division of administrative law for a disciplinary adjudication by an administrative law judge in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq.

            B. A notification to a person by a licensing board listed in Subsection A of this Section of pending disciplinary action against him shall include language advising him that he may elect to have the matter heard by an administrative law judge. A person who receives such a notification shall have thirty days from receipt of the notification to advise the board, in writing, that he elects to have the matter heard by an administrative law judge. The notification from the board to the person shall also advise the person that he has thirty days from receipt of the notification to advise the board, in writing, that he elects to have the matter heard by an administrative law judge.

            C. Each licensing board listed in Subsection A of this Section and the division of administrative law may promulgate rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to implement the provisions of this Section.

            D.(1) Each licensing board listed in Subsection A of this Section and the division of administrative law shall submit quarterly reports to the appropriate legislative oversight committees regarding the hearings conducted pursuant to this Section.

            (2) The appropriate legislative oversight committees shall conduct regular meetings concerning the reports received pursuant to Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and concerning the disciplinary actions and hearings by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry and the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board and shall submit a report of findings and recommendations to the legislature no later than January 1, 2021.

            E. The provisions of this Section shall terminate on August 1, 2021; however, any matter which has been moved to the division of administrative law for adjudication in accordance with this Section prior to August 1, 2021, shall remain in the division of administrative law until the adjudication is final.

            Acts 2018, No. 655, §1.



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