21 NCAC 02 .0906             EXCEPTIONS

A registrant shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements for any of the following reasons:

(1)           New registrants by way of examination or reciprocity for the calendar year in which they become licensed;

(2)           A registrant serving on temporary active duty in the armed forces of the United States for a period of time exceeding 90 consecutive days in a year or as provided by statute, whichever is greater;

(3)           Registrants experiencing physical disability or illness if supporting documentation is approved by the Board.  Such documentation shall be in the form of a statement by the registrant, a statement from a physician, or medical records which show that the disability or illness prevented registrant's participation in a course which the registrant had enrolled, or prevented registrant's participation in the continuing education program for at least 90 consecutive days in a year; and

(4)           Registrants who receive emeritus status from the Board.  In order to return to active practice, registrants shall complete continuing education requirements for each exempted year not to exceed two years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A-6(a)(4); 83A-6(a)(5); 83A-11;

Eff. July 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012; July 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015.