North Carolina Board of Nursing

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Proposed Rule Adoption - Midwifery Joint Committee

On November 17, 2015, the Midwifery Joint Committee approved proposed adoption to 21 NCAC 33 .0110 Reporting Criteria. A public hearing will be held Friday, February 26, 2016 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 this rule by contacting Chandra Graves, APA Coordinator, NC Midwifery Joint Committee, PO Box 2129, Raleigh, NC 27602-2129; Fax: 919-781-9461; email: Public comment period ends on March 4, 2016.

Public Comment: “Public comment” is defined by G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in G.S. 150B-21.9(a).

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.

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21 NCAC 33 .0110 - Reporting Criteria

Reason for Proposed Rule: In accordance with Session Law 2013-152 Section 3, in order to receive reports from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of data from the controlled substances reporting system, the Midwifery Joint Committee is required to adopt rules setting criteria for DHHS to provide reports. The report encompasses inappropriate or excessive prescribing of opioids by licensees as part of a concerted statewide effort to stem prescription drug abuse, addiction and deaths due to overdose.