ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT (Chapters 1 through 182)
REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Suspension or cancellation of registration; hearing; notice
Section 87EE. The board, under such reasonable rules and regulations as it may make, may for cause, including unprofessional conduct, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in practice or in advertising, habitual drunkenness, gross incompetence, or for violation of any of the provisions of sections eighty-seven T to eighty-seven JJ, inclusive, or any rule or regulation made thereunder, suspend or cancel any registration granted under said sections eighty-seven T to eighty-seven JJ, inclusive; provided, that before any registration shall be so suspended or cancelled the registrant shall have had notice in writing of the charge or charges against him or it, and, at a day specified in said notice, which shall be at least five days after the service of notice thereof, shall have been given a public hearing and an opportunity to present testimony in his or its behalf, and to confront the witnesses against him or it. The mailing of a registered letter, postage prepaid, containing a notice of such hearing, and addressed to the registrant at his or its address in the commonwealth as it appears in his or its registration, shall be a sufficient service of such notice, and said five days shall begin to run from the day of such mailing.
The board may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents at any such hearing.