Yes. Licensees have a duty to cooperate with questions and investigations by their licensing board. Failure to cooperate as required by the statute and regulations, could subject licensee to additional discipline.
However, although there is a duty to cooperate, there is no duty to incriminate, and further licensees have an absolute right to counsel in connection with any action taken by the board.
Thus, it is advisable to consult with your attorney, preferably with an attorney with experience in licensing and disciplinary matters, prior to providing any information or testimony to investigators.
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