§ 850-X-10-.03. Disciplinary Investigative Committee
In the event a complaint is filed against a licensee, or the Board determines from other information that an investigation is necessary, the procedure for investigation shall be as follows:
(1) The complaint or other information will be reviewed by a Disciplinary Investigative Committee designated by the Board. The Disciplinary Investigative Committee will consist of:
(a) The executive secretary;
(b) The attorney for the Board; and
(c) A member of the Board who shall be selected on a rotating basis provided that if the complaint is first made to a Board member, then it shall be referred to that Board member.
(2) The Board may also employ investigators to assist in the investigation of a disciplinary complaint.
(3) In the event probable cause is determined, the Board member who participates on the Investigative Committee investigating a licensee shall not sit as a member of the Board to consider the merits of the complaint at any disciplinary hearing on the same case if a summons and complaint is issued.(Repealed and Replaced: Filed: October 31, 1997; Operative December 5, 1997; effective January 1, 1998 (See Rule 850-X-1-.19). Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIV, Issue No. 12, September 30, 2016, eff. October 30, 2016.)
Author: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 41-22 -4(a)(2) (1991).
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