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Any permit issued for a massage establishment may be revoked or suspended by the Health Commissioner after a hearing for good cause or in any case where any of the provisions of this article are violated or any employee of the permittee, including a masseur or masseuse, is engaged in any conduct at permittee's place of business, which violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any State law which provides for imprisonment, and the permittee has actual or constructive knowledge of such violations or the permittee should have actual or constructive knowledge by due diligence, or where any applicant has made a false statement on an application for a permit under this chapter or in any case where the permittee or licensee refuses to permit any duly authorized police officer or health inspector of the City to inspect the premises or the operations therein. Such permit may also be revoked or suspended by the Health Commissioner after a hearing, upon the recommendations of the Health Commissioner, that such business is being managed, conducted or maintained without regard for the public health or health of patrons or customers or without due regard to proper sanitation or hygiene.
Any violation of this chapter by any employee of the permittee including a masseur or masseuse, shall be cause for suspension of the permit for not more than thirty days in the first instance. Any subsequent violation of this chapter by any employee of the permittee, including a masseur or masseuse, shall be cause for suspension or revocation of the permit.
The Health Department, before revoking or suspending any permit, shall give the permittee at least ten day's written notice of the charges against him/her and the opportunity for a public hearing before the Health Commissioner, at which time the permittee may present evidence bearing upon the question. In such cases, the charges shall be specific and in writing.
(Ord. 1980-166. Passed 10-15-80.)