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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-113_33A

§ 90‑113.33A.  Officers may administer oaths,and subpoena witnesses, records, and other materials.

The President or other presiding officer of the Board may administeroaths to all persons appearing before it as the Board may deem necessary toperform its duties, and may summon and issue subpoenas for the appearance ofany witnesses deemed necessary to testify concerning any matter to be heardbefore or inquired into by the Board. The Board may order that any clientrecords, documents, or other materials concerning any matter to be heard beforeor inquired into by the Board shall be produced before the Board or madeavailable for inspection, notwithstanding any other provisions of law providingfor the application of any counselor‑client or physician‑patientprivilege with respect to such records, documents, or other materials. Allrecords, documents, or other materials compiled by the Board are subject to theprovisions of G.S. 90‑113.34, except that in any proceeding before theBoard, record of any hearing before the Board, and notice of charges againstany person credentialed by the Board, the Board shall withhold from publicdisclosure the identity of a client, including information relating to datesand places of treatment, or any other information that tends to identify theclient unless the client or the client's representative has expressly consentedto the disclosure. Upon written request, the Board shall revoke a subpoena if,upon a hearing, it finds that the evidence sought does not relate to a matterin issue, the subpoena does not describe the evidence with sufficientparticularity, or the subpoena is invalid. (1999‑164, s. 6; 2005‑431, s. 1.)