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§ 90‑113.33.  Board; powers and duties.

The Board shall:

(1)        Examine and determine the qualifications and fitness ofapplicants for certification and licensure to practice in this State.

(1a)      Determine the qualifications and fitness of organizationsapplying for deemed status.

(2)        Issue, renew, deny, suspend, or revoke licensure,certification, or registration to practice in this State or reprimand orotherwise discipline a license, certificate, or registration holder in thisState.

(3)        Deal with issues concerning reciprocity.

(4)        Conduct investigations for the purpose of determiningwhether violations of this Article or grounds for disciplining exists.

(5)        Employ and fix the compensation of personnel and legalcounsel that the Board determines is necessary to carry out the provisions ofthis Article. The Board's employment of legal counsel is subject to theprovisions of G.S. 114‑2.3. The Board may purchase or rent necessaryoffice space, equipment, and supplies.

(6)        Conduct administrative hearings in accordance with Chapter150B of the General Statutes when a "contested case", as defined inChapter 150B, arises.

(7)        Appoint from its own membership one or more members to actas representatives of the Board at any meeting in which it considers thisrepresentation is desirable.

(8)        Establish fees for applications for examination,registration, certificates of certification, licensure, and renewal, and otherservices provided by the Board.

(9)        Adopt any rules necessary to carry out the purpose of thisArticle and its duties and responsibilities pursuant to this Article.

(10)      Request that the Department of Justice conduct criminalhistory record checks of applicants for registration, certification, orlicensure pursuant to G.S. 114‑19.11A.

The powers and duties enumerated in this section are granted for thepurposes of enabling the Board to safeguard the public health, safety, andwelfare against unqualified or incompetent practitioners and are to beliberally construed to accomplish this objective. When the Board exercises itsauthority under this Article to discipline a person, it may, as part of thedecision imposing the discipline, charge the costs of investigations and thehearing to the person disciplined. (1993 (Reg. Sess.,1994), c. 685, s. 1; 1997‑492, s. 4; 1999‑164, s. 5; 2001‑370,ss. 2, 3; 2005‑431, s. 1.)