Professional Engineers Of North Carolina

SPR 2014

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L e g a L B e at 20 the Professional Engineer Spring 2014 T he North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors is charged with the responsibility of administering the provisions of the North Carolina Engineering and Land Survey- ing Act (N.C. Gen. Stat. Ch. 89C), which includes promoting the general welfare and protecting the public by safeguarding life, health and property. In addition to evaluating candidates for licensure and administering examinations, the board investigates alleged violations of the licensure law. Its authority to investigate alleged violations and impose disciplinary sanctions is provided by Ch. 89C. Chapter 89C also gives the board the authority to promulgate rules by which to carry out its investigative and disciplinary powers (Title 21, Ch. 56 of the North Carolina Administrative Code). Trough Ch. 56, the board also sets forth the Rules of Professional Conduct that are binding on all professional engineers. A full discussion of the rules is beyond the scope of this article. Any person may submit evidence of unlawful practice of engineering, fraud, deceit, gross negligence, incompetence, misconduct or violations of the rules against any individual licensee or any business holding a certifcate of authorization. Te complaint must be in writing, shall be sworn to and notarized and shall contain corroborating evidence. Historically, an Defending your rights B y D o u g l a s P . J e r e m i a h , P e , e s q . How to handle complaints fled with the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors Legal_Winter14.indd 20 3/27/14 11:35 AM

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