(a) No applicant who is under review by the commission shall be allowed to withdraw his or her application for a credential without the written consent of the commission. The commission shall retain its authority over those applicants to proceed with the denial of the credential upon any ground provided by law, or to enter an order denying the credential upon any ground provided by law.
(b) The suspension or expiration of any credential, its surrender without the written consent of the commission, or a revocation pursuant to Section 44423 does not deprive the commission of its authority to do any of the following (1) Institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against the credential holder upon any ground provided by law.
(2) Enter an order suspending or revoking the credential.
(3) Issue a public reproval or private admonition to the credential holder.
(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 342, Sec. 34.)