You may complete a complaint form if you believe someone is in violation of the ND Laws and Rules. Protection of the public is enhanced by the reporting of incidents which may be in violation of ND law or administrative code or grounds for disciplinary action by the Board. The Board requires all reporting of violations to be written and signed.
- A written and signed complaint is received by the Board.
- The licensee against whom the complaint is made will receive a copy of the complaint and be allowed to respond to the allegations in writing.
- The Board will consider the complaint and the licensee’s response at the next scheduled quarterly Board meeting after the licensee’s response is received.
- All correspondence between the Board and both the complainant and licensee will be conducted in writing. All Board meetings are open to the public. The complainant and/or licensee may be present at the Board meeting but may not speak unless requested by the Board. If either party has additional information to submit, it must be done in writing or by email. If the Board requests more information from either party, it will be done in writing.
- Once the Board makes a decision to either dismiss the complaint or initiate disciplinary action, both parties will be notified in writing by the Board’s legal counsel.
- Disciplinary action process begins, if applicable.
Types of Disciplinary Action
There are a wide range of disciplinary actions that may be taken, ranging from a letter of reprimand to the most severe action of revocation of license. The Board may also combine the actions, such a 1-year suspension followed by 1-year probation, $200 fine, and 10 hours of continuing education.
- Letter of reprimand;
- Continuing education requirement;
- Monetary fine