Bill Summary for H 479 (2013-2014)

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Mar 28 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 479 (Public) Filed Thursday, March 28, 2013
A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT AMENDING THE ELECTROLYSIS PRACTICE ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF ELECTROLYSIS EXAMINERS TO HOLD AND USE FUNDS AND TO MAKE CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.
Intro. by R. Brown.

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Amends GS Chapter 88A, the Electrolysis Practice Act, as follows: (1) repeals GS 88A-7, which made funds collected by the North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners (the Board) subject to the Executive Budget Act and oversight by the State Auditor; (2) amends GS 88A-8 to require that all fees payable to the Board be deposited by the executive director or treasurer in a Board-authorized financial institution that must have deposit insurance and be authorized to do business in the state. Funds and interest earned must be held and expended under the Board's supervision and used to pay all expenses incurred by the Board in carrying out the Chapter; (3) amends GS 88A-9 to establish a $100 reexamination fee and a $25 returned check fee; (4) amends GS 88A-11.1 to provide that the authority to regulate laser practitioners (was, clinicians) remains with the Board; (5) amends GS 88A-13 to authorize the Board to approve all continuing education requirements and changes the annual continuing education requirement from a minimum of 10 hours to a maximum of 10 hours and extends the types of courses that must be taken to include those in the subject matter of light source or pulsed-light treatments; (6) amends GS 88A-17.1 to provide that serving as a qualified instructor may satisfy practice requirement for licensure; and (7) makes other technical and conforming changes. Effective October 1, 2013.

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