21 NCAC 63 .0602             INVESTIGATION

(a)  Upon receipt of a complaint, the Board shall notify the social worker against whom the complaint was filed, noting the report of a violation and the specific ethical standard brought into question.

(b)  Upon receipt of a complaint, or upon its own motion, the Board, its staff, or designee(s) may investigate whether a person certified or licensed by the Board has violated any provision of G.S. 90B or these Rules.

(c)  The complainant and social worker against whom a complaint was filed shall be notified in writing of the Board's decision as to whether an investigation is warranted.

(d)  Any Board member who conducts the investigation of a specific case shall not participate in the Board's adjudication of that case.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90B-6; 90B-11;

Eff. September 1, 1989;

Temporary Amendment Eff. October 1, 1999;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2000;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.