Laws & Rules

Proposed Rule Changes


The Board of Nursing approved the following actions regarding Chapter 36 Board of Nursing Administrative Code (Rules):

NCBON | 21 NCAC 36 .0807 Continuing Education CE (Amend)
Public Hearing: February 27, 2024 @ 10:00 am

Comment Period Ends: April 1, 2024

The NC Medical Board presented a proposed amendment to 21 NCAC 36 .0807 Continuing Education (CE) at the annual meeting of the Joint Sub Committee in November 2023. The proposed amendment regarding Nurse Practitioners clarifies that licensees who complete the federally required Medication Access and Expansion Training (MATE) training will have also satisfied the state mandated controlled substance prescribing CME for that reporting cycle.

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The Midwifery Joint Committee approved the following actions regarding Chapter 33 Midwifery Joint Committee Administrative Code (Rules):

Midwifery I Midwifery Joint Committee Permanent Rules
Public Hearing: July 9, 2024 @ 1:00 pm 

Comment Period Ends: August 2, 2024 


In accordance with § 150B-21.1(a)(2), the Midwifery Joint Committee (MJC) submits proposed Chapter 33 permanent rules addressing “the effective date of a recent act of the General Assembly or the United States Congress”. On May 16, 2023, Senate Bill 20/Session Law 2023-14 Care for Women, Children and Families Act was enacted. Subsequently, Senate Bill 389 Technical Changes to the Midwifery Statutes was enacted, granting authority to the MJC to adopt, amend, and repeal rules necessary to administer the provisions of the Article. Legislation directed the MJC to adopt rules to address the Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) approval to practice independently and in transition to independent practice. These rules include working under a collaborative provider agreement, prescribing authority, and rules governing planned births outside of hospital settings attended by CNMs. Portions of this law became effective October 1, 2023. Temporary rules were adopted by the MJC to protect the health and safety of the public, clarify the MJC’s requirements for midwifery practice and meet the legislature’s charge to promulgate rules to carry out this Law. Permanent rules are proposed for adoption to replace the current temporary rules. 

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Public Hearings are held at the North Carolina 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 Ellis, Chief Administrative Officer/APA Coordinator  
North Carolina Board of Nursing  
P.O. Box 2129  
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129  

email :  

“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.  

Last Changed: 13-May-2024