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§ 90‑121.3. Hearings.

(a)        The Board shall grant any person whose license is affectedthe right to be heard before the Board, before any of the following action isfinally taken, the effect of which would be:

(1)        To deny permission to take an examination for licensing forwhich application has been duly made; or

(2)        To deny a license after examination for any cause other thanfailure to pass an examination; or

(3)        To withhold the renewal of a license for any cause otherthan failure to pay a statutory renewal fee; or

(4)        To suspend a license; or

(5)        To revoke a license; or

(6)        To revoke or suspend a provisional license or an internpermit; or

(7)        To invoke any other disciplinary measures, censure, orprobative terms against a licensee, a provisional licensee, or an intern.

(b)        Proceedings under this section shall be conducted inaccordance with the provisions of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes of NorthCarolina.

(c)        In lieu of or as a part of such hearings and subsequentproceedings the Board is authorized and empowered to enter any consent orderrelative to the discipline, censure, or probation of a licensee, an intern, oran applicant for a license, or relative to the revocation or suspension of alicense, provisional license, or intern permit.

(d)        Following the service of the notice of hearing as requiredby Chapter 150B of the General Statutes, the Board and the person upon whomsuch notice is served shall have the right to conduct adverse examinations,take depositions, and engage in such further discovery proceedings as arepermitted by the laws of this State in civil matters.  The Board is herebyauthorized and empowered to issue such orders, commissions, notices, subpoenas,or other process as might be necessary or proper to effect the purposes of thissubsection; provided, however, that no member of the Board shall be subject toexamination hereunder. (1973, c. 800, s. 21; c. 1331, s. 3; 1987, c. 827, s. 1.)