AN ACT TO MODERNIZE LAWS PERTAINING TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL BOARD AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 90-13.1, which increased the fees for duplicate licenses and for the licensure of an anesthesiologist assistant, and also added a $230 fee for initial licensure of a physician assistant.
Amends GS 90-13.2 by deleting the proposed registration fees for physician assistants and anesthesiologist assistants as well as the proposed additional penalties. Deletes the increase in the required fee for a physician who fails to register.
Deletes proposed GS 90-13.2A, which set out fees to be charged for professional corporations practicing medicine.
Deletes proposed changes to GS 90-13.3, which increased the per diem to Board members.
Makes conforming changes.
Amends GS 90-14 by making technical changes.
Amends GS 90-411 by removing the specified amounts that may be charged by a health care provider to cover the costs incurred in searching, handling, copying, and mailing medical records to the patient or the patient's designated representative and instead requires that the copying fee must bear a reasonable relation to the number of copies supplied and the costs related to copying equipment. Allows the fees to be changed from time to time but requires that a list of the fees be available on request at all times.
Adds that the North Carolina Medical Board must not set fees pursuant to rules. Provides that any fees set pursuant to rules adopted by the Board and applicable on June 1, 2019, remain valid.