Actions on Applications for Licensure

ASD may deny licensure upon initial application or a reinstatement request.  If ASD finds that the applicant has not fully met the requirements for licensing, it will refuse to issue the license and will notify in writing the applicant and the appointing insurer, if any, of the denial, stating the grounds for the denial.  Generally, an applicant must make a written demand upon the Commissioner for a review no later than thirty (30) days after service of the notification of denial upon the applicant.

If an applicant requests a review, he or she should receive notice by letter of the time and place of the informal review.  The purpose of the review is to determine the reasonableness of the decision to deny an applicant a license.  At that time, an applicant may present evidence and arguments to challenge the decision.   A licensee may engage counsel to represent him or her at the review conference, which our firm does.

Once the review is complete, an applicant is notified in writing of the outcome of the review. Generally, an applicant must make a written demand upon the Commissioner for a hearing no later than thirty (30) days after service upon the applicant of the notification of the outcome.  This is a very important deadline.

Impact of Regulatory Action