(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 shall:
(1) Hold meetings, conduct hearings and administer examinations;
(2) Establish requirements for licenses;
(3) Establish procedures for submitting, approving and rejecting applications for a license;
(4) Determine the qualifications of any applicant for a license;
(5) Prepare, conduct, administer and grade written, oral or written and oral examinations for a license;
(6) Determine the passing grade for the examinations;
(7) Maintain records of the examinations the board or a third party administers, including the number of persons taking the examination and the pass and fail rate;
(8) Hire, discharge, establish the job requirements and fix the compensation of the executive director;
(9) Maintain an office, and hire, discharge, establish the job requirements and fix the compensation of employees and contracted employees necessary to enforce the provisions of this article;
(10) Investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this article, legislative rules, orders and final decisions of the board;
(11) Establish a fee schedule;
(12) Issue, renew, deny, suspend, revoke or reinstate a license;
(13) Conduct disciplinary hearings of persons regulated by the board;
(14) Determine disciplinary action and issue orders;
(15) Institute appropriate legal action for the enforcement of the provisions of this article;
(16) Maintain an accurate registry of names and addresses of all persons regulated by the board;
(17) Keep accurate and complete records of its proceedings, and certify the same as may be necessary and appropriate;
(18) Establish the continuing education requirements for licensees;
(19) Propose rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this article; and
(20) Take all other actions necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of this article.
(c) The board may:
(1) Contract with third parties to administer the examinations required under the provisions of this article;
(2) Sue and be sued in its official name as an agency of this state; and
(3) Confer with the Attorney General or his or her assistant in connection with legal matters and questions.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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