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§ 90‑41.1. Hearings.

(a)        With the exception of applicants for license by comity andapplicants for reinstatement after revocation, every licensee, provisionallicensee, intern, or applicant for license, shall be afforded notice andopportunity to be heard before the North Carolina State Board of DentalExaminers shall take any action, 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,

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, an intern, or an applicant for a license, or relative to therevocation or suspension of a license, provisional license, or intern permit.

(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. (1967, c. 451, s. 2; 1969, c. 804, s. 3; 1971, c. 755, s. 10; 1973, c.1331, s. 3; 1987, c. 827, s. 1.)