The Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Department of Health Professions may suspend the license, certificate, registration or authority it has issued any person who submits a check, money draft or similar instrument for payment of a fee required by statute or regulation which is not honored by the bank or financial institution named. The suspension shall become effective ten days following delivery by certified mail of written notice of the dishonor and the impending suspension to such person’s address. Upon notification of suspension, the person may reinstate the license, certificate, registration or authority upon payment of the fee and penalties required under statute or regulation. Suspension under this provision shall be exempt from the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.).
1980, c. 433, § 54-1.2:1; 1988, c. 765; 1993, c. 499.