North Carolina Board of Nursing

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Proposed Rule Amendments

On September 23, 2016, the Board approved proposed amendments to Rules. Click on the individual Rules below to view the proposed amendments:

21 NCAC 36 .0120 - Definitions

21 NCAC 36 .0217 - Revocation, Suspension or Denial of Licensure

Reason for Proposed Rule: The current rule places a greater procedural burden and more restriction on the Board of Nursing than is required by the Administrative Procedures Act and fails to capture needed nursing practice. Amendments include technical changes throughout the rule and the creation of new violations in section (a) where a need was seen to capture acts previously outside the Board’s disciplinary jurisdiction. Lastly, deletions were made of provisions in the rule that are covered in law pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes or that generally place unnecessary burden not required by law on staff during the enforcement/disciplinary process.

A public hearing was held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am at the NC Board of Nursing office located at 4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607. Persons may submit objections or public comment related to these rules by contacting Angela H. Ellis, APA Coordinator, NC Board of Nursing, PO Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129; Fax: 919-781-9461; email: Public comment period ends on March 20, 2017.

Update! On February 16, 2017, the Rules Review Commission approved amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0806 Annual Renewal, 21 NCAC 36 .0807 Continuing Education (CE) and 21 NCAC 36 .0809 Prescribing Authority. These Rules are now published in the Administrative Code/Rules.