North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 89E Geologists Licensing Act

  • § 89E-1   Short title
    This Chapter shall be known as the North Carolina Geologists Licensing Act. (1983 (Reg. Sess., 1984), c. 1074, s. 1.)
  • § 89E-2   Purpose
    The purposes of this Chapter are to protect life, property, health and public welfare through the regulation of the practice of geology in the State...
  • § 89E-3   Definitions
    When used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) "Board" means the North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists. (2) "Geologist". The term...
  • § 89E-4   North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists; appointments; terms; composition
    (a) The North Carolina Board for Licensing of Geologists shall have the power and responsibility to administer the provisions of this Chapter in compliance with...
  • § 89E-5   Functions and duties of the Licensing Board
    (a) The Board shall administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter. (b) The Board shall elect from its membership a chairman, a vice‑chairman and...
  • § 89E-6   Exemptions
    Any person except as specifically exempted below who shall publicly practice or offer to publicly practice geology in this State is subject to the provisions...
  • § 89E-7   Limitations
    (a) This Chapter does not prohibit one or more geologists from practicing through the business organization of a sole proprietorship; partnership; corporation or professional association....
  • § 89E-8   Applications
    An application for licensing as a geologist shall be made under oath, shall show the applicant's education and a summary of his geological work, plus...
  • § 89E-9   Minimum qualifications
    An applicant shall be eligible for a license as a geologist in North Carolina provided that each applicant meets the following minimum qualifications: (1) Be...
  • § 89E-10   Examinations
    (a) Examinations shall be formulated and conducted by the Board at such time and place as the Board shall determine, but shall be held at...
  • § 89E-11   Comity
    A person holding a license to engage in the practice of geology, on the basis of comparable licensing requirements issued to him by a proper...
  • § 89E-12   Issuance, renewal and replacement of licenses
    (a) The Board shall issue a license upon payment of the license fee as fixed by the Board to any applicant who has satisfactorily met...
  • § 89E-13   Seals; requirements
    Each geologist licensed hereunder, upon the issuance of a license, shall obtain from the secretary at a cost prescribed by the Board, a seal of...
  • § 89E-14   Records
    (a) The Board shall keep a public record of its proceedings and a register of all applications for licensing. (b) The register shall show: (1)...
  • § 89E-15   Roster of licensed geologists
    The secretary shall keep a record and shall publish annually a roster showing the names and places of business and residence addresses of all licensed...
  • § 89E-16   Code of professional conduct
    This Board shall cause to have prepared and shall adopt a code of professional conduct which shall be made known in writing to every licensee...
  • § 89E-17   Complaints and investigations
    (a) Any person may file written charges with the Board against any licensee pursuant to rules and regulations adopted by the Board; provided however, such...
  • § 89E-18   Prohibitions; unlawful acts
    After the effective date of this Chapter: (1) It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed geologist or a subordinate under his...
  • § 89E-19   Disciplinary procedures
    (a) The Board, consistent with the provisions of Article 3A of Chapter 150B of the General Statutes, may refuse to grant a license to any...
  • § 89E-20   Hearing procedures
    (a) The Board shall develop procedures for investigation, prehearing and hearing of disciplinary actions; such disciplinary actions shall be conducted pursuant to the provisions of...
  • § 89E-21   Reissuance of license
    The Board, by a majority vote of the quorum, may reissue a license to any person whose license has been revoked when the Board finds...
  • § 89E-22   Misdemeanor
    Any person who shall willfully practice publicly, or offer to practice publicly, geology for other natural or corporate persons in this State without being licensed...
  • § 89E-23   Injunction
    As an additional remedy, the Board shall have the authority to proceed in a superior court appropriate jurisdiction to enjoin and restrain any natural or...
  • § 89E-24   Attorney General as legal advisor
    The Attorney General or any assistant or associate in the Department of Justice selected by him shall act as legal advisor to the Board. (1983...