(A)   The license officer may, and is authorized to, suspend or revoke a license issued pursuant to this chapter for failure of a licensee to comply and to maintain compliance with, or for his violation of, any applicable provisions, standards, or requirements of this chapter, regulations promulgated hereunder, or of any other applicable state or federal laws, ordinances, or regulations including the state department of public health rules relating to the Emergency Medical Services System Act. In lieu of, or in addition to, the suspension or revocation of a license, the license officer may impose a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000 for a violation of this chapter. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. No license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be suspended or revoked except after a hearing held by the license officer.  The licensee shall be given a three- day written notice of such hearing affording the licensee an opportunity to appear and defend.  The license officer shall maintain an accurate record of the proceeding.  After a hearing, the license officer shall make a final determination concerning the license at issue.  Upon making such determination, the license officer shall prepare a written order stating the reason or reasons for the determination and the period of suspension or that the license has been revoked.  The license officer shall send a copy of the written order to the licensee by certified mail, return receipt requested.
   (B)   The ambulance, equipment, and premise inspection reports shall be prima facie evidence of compliance or noncompliance with, or violation of, the provisions, standards, and requirements provided herein, and of the regulations promulgated hereunder, for the licensing of ambulances.
   (C)   Upon suspension, revocation, or termination of an ambulance service license issued pursuant to this chapter, all operations of such service, including operation of any ambulance used, operated or maintained by such service, shall cease. Upon suspension, revocation, or termination of an attendant’s license issued pursuant to this chapter, such attendant shall cease to drive or attend an ambulance and no person shall employ or permit such individual to drive or attend an ambulance.
(Ord. 5913, passed 4-11-72; Am. Ord. 7035, passed 1-24-84; Am. Ord. 8401, passed 12-7-04; Am. Ord. 9061, passed 8-2-16; Am. Ord. 9214, passed 8-6-19)