§30-4-20. Procedures for hearing; right of appeal.

(a) Hearings are governed by the provisions of §30-1-8 of this code and the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this article.

(b) The board may conduct the hearing or elect to have an administrative law judge conduct the hearing.

(c) If the hearing is conducted by an administrative law judge, at the conclusion of the hearing he or she shall prepare a proposed written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law. The proposed order may contain proposed disciplinary actions if the board so directs. The board may accept, reject or modify the decision of the administrative law judge.

(d) Any member of the board or the executive director of the board has the authority to administer oaths and to examine any person under oath.

(e) If, after a hearing, the board determines the licensee or permittee has violated one or more provisions of this article or the board’s rules, a formal written decision shall be prepared which contains findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a specific description of the disciplinary actions imposed.