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§ 90‑231. Opportunity for licensee or applicant to have hearing.

(a)        With the exception of applicants for reinstatement afterrevocation, every applicant for a license or provisional license to practicedental hygiene or licensee or provisional licensee to practice dental hygieneshall after notice have an opportunity to be heard before the North CarolinaState Board of Dental Examiners shall take any action the effect of which wouldbe:

(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

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

suchproceedings to be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 150Bof the General Statutes of North Carolina.

(b)        In lieu of or as a part of such hearing and subsequentproceedings the Board is authorized and empowered to enter any consent orderrelative to the discipline, censure, or probation of a licensee, provisionallicensee or an applicant for a license or provisional license, or relative tothe revocation or suspension of a license or provisional license.

(c)        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. (1945, c. 639, s. 10; 1967, c. 489, s. 1; 1971, c. 756, s. 11; 1973, c.1331, s. 3; 1987, c. 827, s. 1.)