North Carolina Board of Nursing

Discipline & Compliance

Investigation & Resolution

Licensee Rights

Licensee Rights during the Investigative Process:

  • To be treated with respect. 
  • To expect your case to be handled in a timely, fair and professional manner. 
  • To be informed of the allegations(s) under investigation. 
  • To be kept informed of the status of the investigation. Based on the address of record (provided by you), on file with the North Carolina Board of Nursing, an attempt will be made to notify you of the initiation of an investigation via U S Mail. 
  • To hire an Attorney to represent you at any point in the investigatory process. Your Attorney may accompany you to the Board office for any meeting(s) scheduled. 
  • To participate in the investigative process through interview and/or submission of a written statement. If you choose not to participate, the Investigator assigned to your case will make a recommendation for disposition based on the information that has been collected from other sources. Failure to participate in the investigative process does not mean the Board cannot impose discipline. 
  • To review any supporting documents during the interview; however copies of these documents will not be supplied to you unless requested after issuance of formal charges. 
  • To request to appear before a Settlement Committee; and/or request an Administrative Hearing upon receipt of a Letter of Charges in which you dispute the facts.