Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–713. Cease and desist order; embargo.

(a) If the Mayor determines that a hazardous condition exists that may endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the community, the Mayor may issue a cease and desist order to require a violator to cease operation immediately. Any person subject to a cease and desist order may appeal the cease and desist order within 7 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, but shall be required to comply with the order pending appeal. The Mayor shall hold a hearing within 7 days of the receipt of a timely request and issue a decision within 7 days after the hearing.

(b) If the Mayor determines that a drug is adulterated or misbranded, the Mayor may order that the drug be removed from availability for distribution, sale, consumption, or use, or that the drug be destroyed or embargoed.