2019 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) 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) 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) 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) 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.