TO CONFORM THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
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.