CLARIFY PENALTY UNAUTH. PRACTICE OF MEDICINE (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
Senate Bill 31 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 2, 2011
TO CONFORM THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Intro. by Mansfield.

Status: Ch. SL 2011-194 (Senate Action) (Jun 23 2011)

Bill History:

S 31/S.L. 2011-194

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - More information

    AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 2/2/11, 3/3/11, 4/7/11, 6/2/11, and 6/13/11. Enacted June 23, 2011. Effective December 1, 2011.


  • Summary date: Jun 13 2011 - More information

    The House withdraws the first committee report, previously adopted on 6/3/11, and instead adopts the following committee report to recommend the following changes to the 2nd edition, as amended, to reconcile matters in controversy. Amends the proposed penalties in GS 90-18(a) to provide that any person practicing medicine or surgery without being duly licensed and registered in North Carolina (was, duly licensed and registered) is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Makes it a Class I felony to practice without being duly licensed and registered in this state and to falsely represent himself or herself as being licensed and registered under Article 1 of GS Chapter 90 or any other Article of GS Chapter 90. Also makes it a Class I felony for an out- of -state practitioner to practice without being duly licensed and registered in this state. Makes any person with an inactive license due solely to the failure to timely complete registration, or any person who is licensed, registered, or practicing under any other Article of GS Chapter 90 ,guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.


  • Summary date: Jun 2 2011 - More information

    Conference report recommends the following changes to 2nd edition, as amended, to reconcile matters in controversy.
    Amends the proposed penalties in GS 90-18(a) to provide that any person practicing medicine or surgery without being duly licensed and registered in North Carolina (was, duly licensed and registered) is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Makes it a Class I felony to practice without being duly licensed and registered in this state and falsely represent himself or herself as being licensed and registered under Article 1 of GS Chapter 90 or any other Article of GS Chapter 90. Also makes it a Class I felony for an out of state practitioner to practice without being duly licensed and registered in this state. Removes provisions concerning practicing with a license that is inactive due to failure to timely complete annual registration.


  • Summary date: Apr 7 2011 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to 2nd edition. Amends the proposed penalties in GS 90-18 to provide that a person practicing without being licensed and registered is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor (was, Class I felony). Makes it a Class I felony to falsely represent oneself as being licensed, registered, and practicing or if the person practicing without a license is an out of state practitioner who has not been licensed and registered to practice in North Carolina. Removes provisions concerning practicing with a license that is inactive due to failure to timely complete annual registration.


  • Summary date: Mar 3 2011 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
    The 1st edition made the unauthorized practice of medicine a Class I felony in all cases. Amends GS 90-18(a) to create an exception making the unauthorized practice of medicine a Class 1 misdemeanor if (1) the person has an inactive license due to failure to complete the annual registration in a timely manner or (2) the person is licensed, registered, and practicing under any other Article in GS Chapter 90. Makes conforming and technical changes.


  • Summary date: Feb 2 2011 - More information

    Amends GS 90-18(a) to increase the penalty for practicing medicine or surgery without a license from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class l felony (was, a Class l felony only if the person practicing without a license is an out-of-state practitioner who has not been licensed and registered to practice medicine or surgery in this state). Effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.


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