2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 21 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Subtitle 3 - Food Establishments
Part II - Licensing
§ 21-311. Denial of application for license; subsequent issuance of license; hearings and judicial review

  • (a) Grounds for denial. -- The Department may deny an application for a food establishment license issued under this subtitle if the Department finds that the applicant:

    • (1) Does not meet the requirements of this subtitle or any rules or regulations adopted under this subtitle; or

    • (2) Fraudulently or deceptively attempts to obtain a license.

  • (b) Notice of denial. -- Within 30 days of receipt of the completed application, the Department shall notify the applicant in writing:

    • (1) That the application has been denied;

    • (2) The specific reasons for the denial of the application; and

    • (3) If any, the actions that must be taken by the applicant to qualify for a license.

  • (c) Subsequent issuance of license. -- After a notice of denial is issued, the Department may issue a license to an applicant if the applicant:

    • (1) Takes all actions specified in the notice of denial; and

    • (2) Meets the requirements of this subtitle and all rules and regulations adopted under this subtitle.

  • (d) Hearings and judicial review. -- An applicant who is denied a license is entitled to:

    • (1) A hearing before the Secretary under § 21-316 of this subtitle; and

    • (2) Judicial review under § 21-317 of this subtitle.

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