The director may temporarily suspend any license issued to a specialty clinic or special permit prior to any hearing, when in his opinion such action is necessary to protect the public welfare. The director shall notify the licensee or holder of a special permit of the temporary suspension and the effective date thereof, and at the same time shall serve such provider with an accusation. Upon receipt of a notice of defense by the licensee or holder of a special permit, the director shall set the matter for hearing within 30 days after receipt of such notice. The temporary suspension shall remain in effect until such time as the hearing is completed and the director has made a final determination on the merits; provided, however, that the temporary suspension shall be deemed vacated if the director fails to make a final determination on the merits within 60 days after the original hearing has been completed.
If the provisions of this chapter or the rules or regulations promulgated by the director are violated by a licensed surgical clinic or chronic dialysis clinic or holder of a special permit which is a group, corporation, or other association, the director may suspend the license or special permit of such organization or may suspend the license or special permit as to any individual person within such organization who is responsible for such violation.