12 ncac 10b .0304          MEDICAL EXAMINATION

(a)  Each applicant for certification or enrollee in a Commission-certified basic training course shall complete, sign and date the Commission's Medical History Statement Form (F‑1) and shall be examined by a either a physician, surgeon, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner or other licensed independent practitioner who is licensed in North Carolina or who is authorized to practice medicine in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Armed Forces  to help determine his/her fitness in carrying out the physical requirements of the position of justice officer.

(b)  Prior to conducting the examination, the physician, surgeon, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner or other licensed independent practitioner shall:

(1)           read the "Medical Screening Guidelines Implementation Manual for Certification of Justice Officers" in the State of North Carolina as published by the North Carolina Department of Justice.  Copies of this publication may be obtained at no cost at the time of the adoption of this Rule by contacting the North Carolina Department of Justice, Sheriffs' Standards Division, PO Box 629, Raleigh, North Carolina 27602; and

(2)           read, sign, and date the Medical History Statement Form (F-1); and

(3)           read the F-2A Form attached to the Medical Examination Report Form (F-2).

(c)  The examining physician, surgeon, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner or other licensed independent practitioner shall record the results of the examination on the Medical Examination Report Form (F-2) and sign and date the form.

(d)  The Medical Examination Report Form (F-2) and the Medical History Statement Form (F-1) shall be valid one year from the date the examination was conducted and are completed prior to:

(1)           the applicant's beginning the Detention Officer Certification Course, the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course, or the Telecommunicator Certification Course; and

(2)           the applicant's applying to the Commission for Certification.

Note:  Although not presently required, it is recommended by the Commission that each candidate for the position of justice officer be examined by a licensed psychiatrist or clinical psychologist, or be administered a psychological evaluation test battery, to determine his/her suitability to perform the essential job functions of a justice officer.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 17E‑7;

Eff. January 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1996; January 1, 1993; January 1, 1991; January 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. March 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2009; August 1, 2002; April 1, 2001; August 1, 1998.