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§ 118Withdrawal of Application—Effect of Suspension or Forfeiture
The withdrawal of an application for a license after it has been filed with a board in the department shall not, unless the board has consented in writing to such
withdrawal, deprive the board of its authority to institute or continue a proceeding against the applicant for the denial of the license upon any ground provided by
law or to enter an order denying the license upon any such ground.
The suspension, expiration, or forfeiture by operation of law of a license issued by a board in the department, or its suspension, forfeiture, or cancellation by
order of the board or by order of a court of law, or its surrender without the written consent of the board, shall not, during any period in which it may be renewed,
restored, reissued, or reinstated, deprive the board of its authority to institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against the licensee upon any ground
provided by law or to enter an order suspending or revoking the license or otherwise taking disciplinary action against the licensee on any such ground.
As used in this section, "board" includes an individual who is authorized by any provision of this code to issue, suspend, or revoke a license, and
"license" includes "certificate," "registration," and "permit."