50-50-214. Notification of and validation by local health officer. (1) (a) A retail food establishment license issued by the department under this chapter is not valid until signed by the local health officer in the county where the retail food establishment is located or until the license is otherwise validated by the local health officer and is in accordance with rules established by the board of review established in 30-16-302.
(b) The local health officer shall, within 15 days after the department has notified the local health officer of its decision to issue a retail food establishment license, make a final decision on whether the retail food establishment license will be validated.
(c) Failure of the local health officer to validate the retail food establishment license within 15 days after its receipt is a refusal.
(2) A temporary food establishment permit issued by the local regulatory authority under this chapter must be signed and validated by the local health officer in the county where the temporary food establishment is to operate. If a local board of review exists, the local health officer may validate the permit in accordance with regulations established by the local board of review.