GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE DRS55028-SQ-6 (01/31)
Short Title: Conform Penalty Unauth. Practice of Medicine.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT to conform 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 person shall practice 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 shall be guilty
of a Class 1 misdemeanor,
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
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2011, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.