section .0500 – disciplinary action and procedure

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Published: 2015

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section .0500 – disciplinary action and procedure




(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.