(a) The Bureau may issue citations containing orders of abatement and fines against a licensee, or an unlicensed person, for any acts or omissions which are in violation of any provision of the Act or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto. (b) The Bureau may issue a citation under this section to a licensee for a violation of a term or condition contained in a decision placing that licensee on probation. (c) Each citation: (1) Shall be in writing. (2) Shall describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the law or regulation determined to have been violated. (3) May contain an assessment of an administrative fine of up to $5,000, and/or an order of abatement fixing a reasonable time for abatement of the violation; (4) Shall be served personally or by certified mail; and (5) Shall inform the licensee or person that he or she may request an informal conference, or contest the citation, or both, pursuant to section 5803. (d) Failure to pay a fine within 30 calendar days of the date of assessment, unless the citation is being contested, may result in further action being taken by the Bureau including, but not limited to, suspension or revocation of a license. If a citation is not appealed and the fine is not paid, the full amount of the assessed fine shall be added to the fee for renewal of the license. A license shall not be renewed without the payment of the renewal fee and fine. (e) The amount of any fine to be levied by the Bureau shall take into consideration the factors listed in subdivision (b)(3) of Section 125.9 of the Business and Professions Code. (f) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the Bureau from filing an accusation to suspend or revoke a license where grounds for such suspension or revocation exist. Authority: Sections 125.9 and 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 125.9, 148, 149 and 26012, Business and Professions Code.