10A NCAC 46 .0302          MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

(a)  The local health department shall ensure adequate medical consultation in accordance with this Rule.

(b)  When the health director of a local health department is not a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, medical consultation shall be considered adequate when one or more physicians licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina serve on a regular basis as medical consultants.

(c)  The medical consultants of a local health department shall have the following responsibilities not otherwise assured by a licensed physician associated with the health department:

(1)           Approving, by signature, all medical procedures adopted by the local health department;

(2)           Consulting with local health department staff in the resolution of unanticipated medical problems as they arise;

(3)           Ensuring, through consultation and review, that the quality of medical services provided by a local health department meets current medical standards of care;

(4)           Providing all other medical supervision required by the Public Health Laws and local health department programs.

(d)  The provisions of this Rule shall in no way limit the use of medical consultants in health departments where the health director is a physician.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑9;

Eff. April 1, 1982;

Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 12 .0302 Eff. April 4, 1990;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 5, 2016.