section .0500 – disciplinary action and procedure
21 NCAC 21 .0501 FILING OF CHARGES AND DISCIPLINARY
(a) Any person may file with the Board a charge of
negligence, incompetence, dishonest practice, or other misconduct or of any
violation of G.S. 89E or of these Rules.
(b) Upon receipt of such charge or upon its own initiative,
the Board may, consistent with procedures required by G.S. 150B, suspend or
revoke the license or certificate of registration, may issue a reprimand as
provided in Rule .0502 of this Section or may, upon a statement of the reasons
therefore, dismiss the charge as unfounded or trivial, which statement shall be
mailed to the geologist and the person who filed the charge. If the Board
determines that a licensee is professionally incompetent, the Board may require
the licensee to demonstrate fitness to practice as allowed in G.S. 89E-19(b).
In addition to issuing a reprimand or suspending or revoking a license or
certificate of registration, the Board, pursuant to G.S. 89E-19, may impose a
civil penalty for any violation of G.S. 89E or these Rules.
(c) The Board may publish in the Board's newsletter or
other public media any disciplinary action taken against a licensee or
registrant or any legal action taken against any person found to be in
violation of G.S. 89E or these Rules.
History Note: Authority G.S. 89E-5; 89E-17; 89E-19;
Eff. February 1, 1986;
Amended Eff. April 1, 1989;
Temporary Amendment Eff. November 24, 1999;
Amended Eff. April 1, 2003: August 1, 2000;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without
substantive public interest Eff. December 16, 2014.