The board may, upon its own motion, and shall, upon the verified complaint in writing of any person setting forth facts which, if proven, would constitute a violation of this chapter or rules adopted by the board, investigate the actions of any person holding or claiming to hold a license. The board shall, before refusing to issue, suspending, revoking, or taking any other licensure action, notify in writing the applicant or holder of the license of any charges made and shall afford the accused person an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel in reference thereto. The written notice may be served by personal delivery to the accused person, or by registered mail to the place of business specified by the accused person in the person’s last notification to the board. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the board shall proceed to hearing of the charges and both the accused person and the complainant must be accorded ample opportunity to present in person or by counsel such statements, testimony, evidence, and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto. The board may continue the hearing from time to time.

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 43-30-13

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Verified: means sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths. See North Dakota Code 1-01-42
  • written: include "typewriting" and "typewritten" and "printing" and "printed" except in the case of signatures and when the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See North Dakota Code 1-01-37