GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE BILL 31
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.
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.
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. TheAny
person so practicing without license being duly licensed and
registered in this State 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 felony.Class
1 misdemeanor. Any person so practicing without being duly licensed and
registered in this State and who is falsely representing himself or herself in
a manner as being licensed or registered under this Article or any Article of
this Chapter shall be guilty of a Class I felony. Any person so practicing
without being duly licensed and registered in this State and who is an
out-of-state practitioner 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.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 14th day of June, 2011.
Walter H. Dalton
President of the Senate
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Beverly E. Perdue
Approved __________.m. this ______________ day of ___________________, 2011