We are in Year 4 of Proposition 64 implementation. The licensing authorities are moving away from taps on the shoulder (i.e., education and warnings) to slaps on the wrist (i.e., fines and citations). They expect operators to be strictly and fully compliant with all laws and regulations. Whether you’ve transitioned to an annual license or you’re still working through CEQA under a provisional, ask yourself if your compliance program is in tip-top shape for a comprehensive inspection.
For some operators, a light spring cleaning and tidying are in order. For many, it’s time to finally get SOPs, an internal audit schedule, and records in place. In this bulletin, we tell you about the vulnerability of provisional licenses, license revocations, and inspections.
No Due Date for Provisionals
Enforcement & Revocations
What types of violations could lead to license revocation?
What other consequences might an operator face?
Are you ready for an inspection? As we mentioned above, the agencies are moving away from a policy of education and warnings to fines and citations. One opportunity for the licensing authorities to learn about compliance violations is during the inspection process. We recommend that you organize and prepare to avoid incurring fines and enforcement actions. Contact us for help. In the meantime, take note of these common issues that come up during inspections:
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If you have any questions about how the above or would like to discuss how it could impact your business, please contact your attorney directly or call our main line at 877-257-2442.
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