OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
EMBALMERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS
325:33 Investigatory Powers of the Board; Complaints.
I. The board may investigate possible misconduct by licensees, and applicants, and any other matters within the scope of this chapter. Investigations may be conducted with or without the issuance of a board order setting forth the general scope of the investigation. Board investigations and information obtained by the board pursuant to such investigations, including complaints received under RSA 325:32, I(b), shall be privileged, confidential, and exempt from the public disclosure provisions of RSA 91-A, unless such information is subsequently included in the record in a public disciplinary hearing. The board may disclose information obtained in its investigations to law enforcement or health licensing agencies in this state or any other jurisdiction or in accordance with specific statutory requirements or court orders.
III. At the commencement of an adjudicatory proceeding, or at any time during a formal or informal investigation, and without issuing a subpoena, the board, or a person to whom the board has delegated appropriate authority, may mail a statement of the allegations being investigated to a licensee and order that person to provide a detailed and good faith written response to the allegations. In such circumstances, the board may also require a licensee to furnish complete copies of appropriate professional records concerning matters relevant to allegations at issue. In both instances, the licensee shall respond within a reasonable time period of not less than 15 days, as the board may specify in its written order.
Source. 1935, 95:1. RL 168:33. RSA 325:33. 1981, 487:22. 1996, 283:12. 2012, 33:1. 2015, 276:91, eff. July 1, 2015. 2021, 197:56, V, eff. July 1, 2021.