Bill Summary for H 195 (2019-2020)

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Mar 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 195 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING NORTH CAROLINA BOARD OF NURSING TECHNICAL CHANGES, PROCEDURAL EFFICIENCIES, AND FEE CEILING INCREASES.
Intro. by White, Riddell, Szoka, Cunningham.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Adds the term licensee in GS 90-171.20, defining the term to mean any person issued a license by the Board of Nursing (Board), whether the license is active or inactive, including an inactive license by means of surrender.

Further amends GS 90-171.27, regarding the Board's schedule of fees, to make organizational and clarifying changes. 

Clarifies the proposed changes to GS 90-171.37, expanding the Board's authority to include the authority to deny or refuse to issue a license, deny or refuse to issue a license renewal, issue a fine, suspend a license, and revoke a license or privilege to practice nursing in the state if the person is found to have done one of the specified actions. Makes further clarifying and conforming changes concerning reinstatement. Modifies the proposed immunity provision covering the Board, Board members, and staff to specify that the immunity only applies to persons acting in good faith.

Amends GS 90-171.39, removing clinical facilities from the proposed nursing programs for which the Board must designate persons to survey.

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 90-171.40 to require that the Board take appropriate action for a program that fails to correct deficiencies within a reasonable time, including withdrawing approval (was, including closing the program). 

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