TO CONFORM THE PENALTY FOR THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
Conference report recommends the following changes to 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 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. Removes provisions concerning practicing with a license that is inactive due to failure to timely complete annual registration.