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Withdrawal of Board Recognition

TITLE 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
DIVISION 1. Board of Accountancy Regulations

ARTICLE 6 - Peer Review

§ 48.5. Withdrawal of Board Recognition.

(a) The Board may rescind and withdraw its recognition of a peer review program if it is determined that the peer review program is not in compliance with the requirements of this Article, the provider failed to respond to an informational request by the Board or the Peer Review Oversight Committee, or the provider made any material misrepresentation of fact related to any information required to be submitted to the Board or the Peer Review Oversight Committee.
(b) The order of withdrawal of Board recognition shall be issued by the Board or its executive officer, without prior notice or hearing, and is effective immediately when mailed to the peer review program provider's address of record.
(c) The order of withdrawal of Board recognition shall contain the following:
(1) The reason for the withdrawal, including the specific statutes and regulations with which the program showed non-compliance.
(2) A statement that the peer review program provider has the right, within 30 days, to request an informal hearing to appeal the withdrawal of Board recognition.
(3) A statement that any informal hearing shall be scheduled before the Board or its designee, at which time a peer review program provider shall be afforded the opportunity to be heard.
(d) To maintain recognition, the burden of proof shall be placed on the peer review program provider to demonstrate both qualifications and fitness to perform peer reviews in California by producing proof at a hearing before the Board.
(e) If the peer review program provider fails to notify the Board's executive officer in writing and in a timely manner that it desires to contest the written withdrawal of Board recognition, the decision to withdraw approval shall become final.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 5010, 5076 and 5076.1, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5076, Business and Professions Code.


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