Bill Summary for S 191 (2011-2012)
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TO AUTHORIZE NURSE PRACTITIONERS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN TO COMPLETE MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS AS TO THE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR DEATH REGISTRATION.Intro. by Mansfield.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Adds new subsection (e1) to GS 90-18.1 providing that a physician assistant who completes a medical certification for a death certificate is deemed to have been authorized to complete the certification by the physician assistant’s supervising physician. Directs that the supervising physician is to be responsible for authorizing the completion of the medical certification. Amends GS 130A-115(c) to permit the use of an electronic or facsimile signature of the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner without specific approval by the state registrar. Provides that electronic signature has the same meaning as in GS 66-58.2 or GS 66-312 (was, same meaning as in GS 66-58.2). Makes conforming changes to GS 130A-115(c) and (d) to include physicians assistants. Effective October 1, 2011, and applies to certifications signed on or after that date. Makes conforming changes to the title to better reflect the bill’s content as amended.