(a)  General.  The procedure for the adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule is governed by G.S. 150B‑12.

(b)  Notice of Rule‑Making.  In addition to the mandatory publication of notice in the North Carolina Register, the Board, in its discretion, may also publish notice through its newsletter to licentiates or by separate mailing.  Any person who wishes to receive individual notice shall file a written request with the secretary and shall be responsible for the cost of mailing said notice.

(c)  Public Hearing.  Any public rule‑making hearing required by G.S. 150B‑12 shall be conducted by the President of the Board or by any person he may delegate.  The presiding officer shall have complete control of the hearing and shall conduct the hearing so as to provide a reasonable opportunity for any interested person to present views, data and comments.

(1)           Oral presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes unless the presiding officer, in his discretion, prescribes a greater time limit.

(2)           Written presentations shall be acknowledged by the presiding officer and shall be given the same consideration as oral presentations.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 150B‑12;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. January 27, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1988.