(a)  The Board may refuse to issue a license, or suspend, revoke, or impose probationary conditions and restrictions on the license of a person upon a finding of any of the causes provided in Article 25 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes.

(b)  When the Board has probable cause to believe that, an applicant or licensee has violated any part of G.S. 90‑350 through 90‑369 or the rules of this Chapter, the Board shall so advise the person in writing as referenced in Rule .0503 and .0504 of this Chapter and provide the person with the opportunity for a hearing as referenced in Rule .0504 of this Chapter. The Board's final decision or order shall be made in writing as referenced in Rule .0514 of this Chapter.

(c)  A suspended license is subject to expiration and may be renewed as provided in this Section, but such renewal shall not entitle the licensee to engage in the licensed activity until he or she is reinstated. If a license revoked on disciplinary grounds is to be reinstated, the licensee must reapply and pay all applicable fees. The Board may deny or refuse to reinstate a license or may suspend or impose probationary conditions on a license if the licensee has engaged in conduct listed in G.S. 90-363.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑356; 90‑363;

Temporary Adoption Eff. March 19, 1992 for a Period of 180 Days to Expire on September 13, 1992;

Eff. August 3, 1992;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 17 .0012 Eff. February 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 4, 2016;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2023.