Bill Summary for S 31 (2011-2012)
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TO CONFORM THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.Intro. by Mansfield.
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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.