TO CONFORM THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
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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