A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT UPDATING THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends GS 90-270.26, Powers of the Board, deleting proposed language in GS 90-270.26, subdivision (9), which allowed the Board to request the Department of Justice to provide criminal history record checks pursuant to GS 90-270.9A in connection with investigative matters.
Amends GS 90-270.29A, Criminal history record checks of applicants for licensure, deleting proposed language in GS 90-270.29A(a) that defined a criminal history record check. Adds proposed language to subsection (b), providing that the Board will collect any fees required by the Department of Justice and remit the fees to the Department for expenses associated with conducting the criminal history record check. Adds proposed language to subsection (c), providing that the Board can disclose information contained in the criminal history record that is relevant to a denial only if the disclosure of the information is permitted by applicable State and federal law (previously, the language permitting disclosure in accordance with applicable law was not included).
Amends the proposed title of GS 114-19.33, changing the title to Criminal history record checks of applicant for licensure as physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. Deletes proposed language which allowed the Department of Justice to provide criminal history records to the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for subjects of investigation. Makes conforming changes.
Amends the enactment date, making the act effective October 1, 2013 (was, effective when the act becomes law).
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