Board of Nursing Proposed Temporary Rule
On April 13, 2020, the Board of Nursing approved proposed adoption of emergency/temporary rule 21 NCAC 36 .0817 COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule in response to the state of emergency for COVID-19. A public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. by teleconference.
Conference Phone #: (919) 670-0362
Conference ID: 549 579 837#
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
- : (919) 781-9461
- : Public Comment - Board of Nursing
Public comment period ends on May 11, 2020
“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 .
COVID-19 Drug Preservation Rule
Reason for Emergency/Temporary Rule: On March 10, 2020, the Governor of North Carolina, by issuing Executive Order No. 116, declared a state of emergency to coordinate a response and enact protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The search for potential treatments for COVID-19 has caused shortages and threatens to cause further shortages in certain drugs. The Department of Health and Human Services submitted a formal request that the Board of Nursing adopt emergency rules with respect to nurses with prescribing authority to assist in alleviating shortages and ensure that these drugs are available to patients who need them.