21 NCAC 66 .0605             NOTICE OF HEARING

(a)  The Board shall give the party or parties in a contested case a notice of hearing not less than 15 days before the hearing.  Said notice shall contain the following information, in addition to the items specified in G.S. 150B‑38(b):

(1)           the name, position, address and telephone number of a person at the offices of the Board to contact for further information or discussion;

(2)           the date, time, and place for a pre‑hearing conference, if any; and

(3)           any other information deemed relevant to informing the parties as to the procedure of the hearing.

(b)  The Board shall give notice to all parties with a notice of hearing either personally or by certified mail or, if those methods are unavailable, in accordance with G.S. 1A‑1, Rule 4(j1).  In the event that notice is accomplished by certified mail, the delivery date on the return receipt shall be the date of the service of notice.

(c)  If the Board determines that the public health, safety or welfare requires such action, it may issue an order summarily suspending a license or registration.  Upon service of the order, the licensee or registrant to whom the order is directed shall immediately cease the practice of veterinary medicine in North Carolina.  The Board shall promptly give notice of hearing pursuant to G.S. 150B‑38 following service of the order.  The suspension shall remain in effect pending issuance by the Board of a final agency decision pursuant to G.S. 150B‑42.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑185; 150B‑3(c); 150B‑11; 150B‑38;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989.