(a)  In all cases heard by the Board, the Board shall issue its decision after its next regularly scheduled meeting following the close of the hearing, but no later than 120 days after the close of the hearing as required by G.S. 150B-44. 

(b)  In all cases where a request for hearing is granted by the Board, but the case has been referred to the Office of Administrative Hearings for designation of an administrative law judge to conduct the hearing, the Board will issue its decision within 60 days after its next regularly scheduled meeting following receipt of the proposal for decision, hearing transcript, and other evidence submitted or offered as proof at the hearing conducted by the administrative law judge.

(c)  The time for issuing a final agency decision may be extended by agreement of the parties.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 89-5; 89E-20; 150B-38; 150B-40; 150B-42; 150B-44;

Eff. February 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003; April 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 16, 2014.