(a) An individual
who believes that individual's rights, duties, or privileges have been affected
by the Board's administrative action, and who has not received notice of a
right to an administrative hearing, may file a formal request for a
(b) Before an individual
may file a request, that individual is encouraged to exhaust all reasonable
efforts to resolve the issue informally with the Board. Upon the request of an
individual, the Board may designate one or more of its members, but in all
cases less than a majority of the currently serving members of the Board, to
meet informally with the individual, and attempt to reach an informal
resolution of all matters at issue. Each Board member who is designated to
serve in this capacity with regard to an individual's matter, whether the Board
member actually meets with the individual or not, shall be disqualified from
hearing any contested case when the matter designated for informal resolution
is any part of the subject matter of the contested case.
Subsequent to such informal action, if
still dissatisfied, the individual may submit a request to the Board's office,
with the request bearing the notation: "REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING".
The request shall contain the following information:
(1) name and address of the
(2) a concise statement
of the action taken by the Board which is challenged;
(3) a concise statement of the way in which
the petitioner has been aggrieved; and
(4) clear and specific statement of request
for a hearing.
request shall be acknowledged promptly and, if deemed appropriate by the Board
in accordance with
21 NCAC 61
, a hearing will be scheduled.