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File a Complaint

File an Allegation/Complaint

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To file an allegation or complaint against a licensee, registrant, or resident, a Complaint Form must be completed and signed by the individual filing the allegation. The form will request information about the nature of the allegation and the facts supporting the complaint. 

Allegation/Complaint Form
 

Complaint Procedure

  1. Allegation/Complaint form is submitted to the board office, date stamped and recorded.
  2. After an allegation/complaint is received by the board office, the board secretary will notify the party the allegation or complaint was filed against (respondent). The respondent is requested to provide a written response to the complaint within (20) twenty days.
  3. After a written response to the complaint is received from the respondent, a copy of the complaint and response are sent to the NDSBE Complaints Committee for review.
  4. The committee will review the complaint and response and present it at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.
  5. NDSBE Board will review the information presented and determine if the allegation/complaint should be dismissed, additional investigation is warranted, or whether grounds exist to believe a violation of the laws or rules regarding the practice of Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology has occurred and disciplinary action should be taken.
  6. If the Board determines the complaint should be dismissed, the Board or its representative will notify the complainant and respondent of the Board's decision.
  7. If it is determined that additional investigation is needed, the Complaints Committee will conduct additional investigation and review the information obtained. The additional information will be presented at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The Board will hear the recommendations from the committee and determine if the complaint should be dismissed or if a reasonable basis exists to believe a violation has occurred and that disciplinary action should be commenced.
  8. If the Board determines that disciplinary action should be commenced, the Board or its representative will notify the respondent of the Board's decision and invite the respondent to resolve the matter informally. If the matter cannot be resolved informally to the satisfaction of the Board and the respondent, a formal complaint will be prepared and served.
  9. Formal hearings are conducted pursuant to NDCC Chapter 28-32, the Administrative Agencies Practices Act. If an administrative hearing is held, an administrative law judge will be requested to make recommended findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order.