Section 11-363 Suspension and revocation of permits.

    (a) Tattoo establishment permits may be suspended by the director for failure of the holder to comply with the requirements of this article. Whenever the director finds unsanitary or other conditions in the operation of a tattoo establishment which, in his judgment, constitute a substantial hazard to the public health, the director may issue a written notice to the permit holder citing such condition, specifying the corrective action to be taken, and specifying the time period within which such action shall be taken. If deemed a substantial hazard to the public health, such order shall state that the permit is immediately suspended and all tattoo operations are to be immediately discontinued. Any person to whom such an order is issued shall comply immediately, but upon written petition to the director, shall be afforded a hearing within five (5) days.

    (b) Any person whose permit has been suspended may, at any time, make application for a reinspection for the purpose of reinstatement of the permit. Within five (5) business days following the receipt of a written request, the health authority shall make a reinspection. If the applicant is complying with the requirements of this article, the permit shall be reinstated.

    (c) For serious or repeated violations of any of the requirements of this article, or for interference with the director in the performance of the director's duties, the permit may be permanently revoked after an opportunity for a hearing has been provided by the director. Prior to such action, the director shall notify the permit holder in writing, stating the reasons for which the permit is subject to revocation and advising that the permit shall be permanently revoked at the end of ten (10) days following service of such notice, unless a request for a hearing is filed with the director, by the permit holder, within such ten-day period. A permit may be suspended for cause pending its revocation or a hearing on the revocation. Appeal from the action of the director may be made to the circuit court pursuant to Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of Missouri.

    (d) The hearings provided for in this section shall be conducted by the director in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of Missouri.

(Ord. No. 15145, § 1, 2-3-97)