Board of Nursing Proposed Rule Adoption and Amendments
Update! On May 20, 2021, the following Rules were approved by Rules Review Commission for Title 21 Chapter 36 Nursing: 21 NCAC 36 .0801 Definitions, .0802 Scope of Practice, .0803 Nurse Practitioner Registration, .0805 Education and Certification Requirements for Registration as a Nurse Practitioner, .0806 Annual Renewal, .0807 Continuing Education (CE), .0808 Inactive Status, and .0810 Quality Assurance Standards for a Collaborative Practice Agreement, 21 NCAC 36 .0815 Reporting Criteria, 21 NCAC 36 .0817 COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule with an effective date of June 1, 2021.
On January 22, 2021, the Board of Nursing approved proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0809 Prescribing Authority. Public comment period ends on May 14, 2021. A public hearing was held Thursday, April 29, 2021.
On March 18, 2021, the Board of Nursing approved proposed amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0317 Administration and 21 NCAC 36 .0318 Faculty. Public comment period ends on June 14, 2021. A public hearing will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm by teleconference at (919) 670-0362 Conference ID 137896174.
Persons may submit objections or public comment related to this rule by contacting:
- Angela Ellis, APA Coordinator, Board of Nursing
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
- email: Public Comment - Board of Nursing
“Public comment” is defined by § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to § 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 § 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 § 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 § 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, call a Commission staff attorney at (919) 431-3000.
Reason for Proposed Amendment: Literature and peer review do not warrant a more prescriptive approach to program director qualifications. Additionally, there is no currently employed program director who has been employed consecutively since 1984. This amendment strikes sections that are unnecessary or duplicative.
Reason for Proposed Amendment: Literature and peer review do not warrant more prescriptive approaches to faculty qualifications. The deletion of strict percentage requirements for graduate-prepared faculty in pre-licensure programs is consistent with this review. Additionally, there is no currently employed faculty member who has been employed consecutively since 1984. Other changes are to provide consistent formatting within the rules. This amendment strikes sections that are unnecessary or duplicative.
Reason for Proposed Amendment: In addition to technical changes related to wording, amendments to 21 NCAC 36 .0809 Prescribing Authority remove the requirement of listing the supervising physician's name and the nurse practitioner's approval number on prescriptions issued by the nurse practitioner.