TO AUTHORIZE NURSE PRACTITIONERS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A PHYSICIAN TO COMPLETE MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS AS TO THE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR DEATH REGISTRATION.
Adds new subsection (e1) to GS 90-18.2 providing that a nurse practitioner who completes a medical certification for a death certificate is deemed to have been authorized to complete the certification by the nurse practitioner’s supervising physician. Directs that the supervising physician is to be responsible for authorizing the completion of the medical certification. Makes conforming changes to GS 130A-115(c) and (d). Effective October 1, 2011.
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