(a) The board has all the powers and duties set forth in this article, by rule, in article one of this chapter, and elsewhere in law.
(b) The board's powers and duties include:
(1) Holding meetings, conducting hearings and administering examinations and reexaminations;
(2) Setting the requirements for a license, temporary permit and certificate of authorization;
(3) Establishing procedures for submitting, approving and rejecting applications for a license, temporary permit and certificate of authorization;
(4) Determining the qualifications of any applicant for a license, temporary permit and certificate of authorization;
(5) Preparing, conducting, administering and grading written, oral or written and oral examinations and reexaminations for a license;
(6) Contracting with third parties to prepare and/or administer the examinations and reexaminations required under the provisions of this article;
(7) Determining the passing grade for the examinations;
(8) Maintaining records of the examinations and reexaminations the board or a third party administers, including the number of persons taking the examination or reexamination and the pass and fail rate;
(9) Maintaining an accurate registry of names and addresses of all persons and firms regulated by the board;
(10) Defining, by legislative rule, the fees charged under the provisions of this article;
(11) Issuing, renewing, denying, suspending, revoking or reinstating licenses, temporary permits and certificates of authorization;
(12) Establishing, by legislative rule, the continuing education requirements for licensees;
(13) Suing and being sued in its official name as an agency of this state;
(14) Maintaining an office, and hiring, discharging, setting the job requirements and fixing the compensation of employees and investigators necessary to enforce the provisions of this article;
(15) Investigating alleged violations of the provisions of this article, the rules promulgated hereunder, and orders and final decisions of the board;
(16) Conducting disciplinary hearings of all persons and business entities regulated by the board;
(17) Setting disciplinary action and issuing orders;
(18) Instituting appropriate legal action for the enforcement of the provisions of this article;
(19) Keeping accurate and complete records of its proceedings, and certifying the same as may be appropriate;
(20) Proposing rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this article; and
(21) Taking all other actions necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of this article.
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