21 NCAC 68 .0607             DISCRETION OF BOARD

The following factors may be considered by the Board in determining the nature and severity of the disciplinary sanctions to be imposed:

(1)           The relative seriousness of the violation as it relates to assuring the citizens of North Carolina a consistently high standard of professional service and care;

(2)           The facts of the particular violation;

(3)           Any extenuating circumstances or other countervailing considerations;

(4)           The number and seriousness of prior violations or complaints:

(5)           Whether remedial action has previously been taken;

(6)           Likelihood of reoccurrence; or

(7)           Other factors which may reflect upon the competency, ethical standards, and professional conduct of the individual.


History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Adoption Eff. October 23, 1995 for a period of 180 days or until the

permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Authority G.S. 90-113.33; 90-113.43; 90-113.44;

Eff. February 1, 1996.