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The division of governmental power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the principal that one branch shall not encroach on another's authority are two basic tenets of state and federal governments. Sawyer describes North Carolina's experience with the separation of power question by reviewing State Supreme Court's decision on that issue in 1982 and outlining the General Assembly's continuing response.
Occupational licensing refers to state mandated licensing for some professionals in an effort to protect the public. State licensing laws in 1983 required professionals from doctors to hairdresser to be licensed and to display said license for public review. Revisions of these laws, who furnished licenses, and procedures to acquire the appropriate license are reviewed.
In 1981, the Governmental Evaluation Commission will conduct an appraisal of the performance of state professional licensing boards in the health care field. A critical area in licensing legislation is the language authorizing boards to enforce a code of professional conduct. In several cases, the state supreme court has found such statutes to be an unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority from the General Assembly to the licensing board.