GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE BILL 31
Judiciary I Committee Substitute Adopted 3/3/11
Short Title: Clarify Penalty Unauth. Practice of Medicine.
February 3, 2011
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to cLARIFY the penalty for the unauthorized practice of medicine.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 90-18(a) reads as rewritten:
"§ 90-18. Practicing without license; penalties.
(a) No person shall
perform any act constituting the practice of medicine or surgery, as defined in
this Article, or any of the branches thereof, unless the person shall have been
first licensed and registered so to do in the manner provided in this
Article, and if any Any person shall practice who
practices medicine or surgery without being duly licensed and registered,
as provided in this Article, the person shall not be allowed to maintain
any action to collect any fee for such services. The person so practicing
without license being duly licensed and registered shall be
guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor,Class I felony, except that if
the person so practicing without a license is an out-of-state practitioner who
has not been licensed and registered to practice medicine or surgery in this State,
the person shall be guilty of a Class I felony. any person who has a
license or approval under this Article that is inactive due solely to the
failure to complete annual registration in a timely fashion as required by this
Article or any person who is licensed, registered, and practicing under any
other Article of this Chapter shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor."
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.