(a)  "Reactivation" applies to a physician who has held a physician license in North Carolina, and whose license has been inactive for up to one year except as set out in Rule .1704(e) of this Subchapter.  Reactivation is not available to a physician whose license became inactive either while under investigation by the Board or because of disciplinary action by the Board.

(b)  In order to reactivate a Physician License, an applicant shall:

(1)           submit a completed application which can be found on the Board's website in the application section at http://www.ncmedboard.org/licensing, attesting under oath that the information on the application is true and complete, and authorizing the release to the Board of all information pertaining to the application;

(2)           supply a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate if the applicant was born in the United States or a certified copy of a valid and unexpired US passport.  If the applicant does not possess proof of U.S. citizenship, the applicant shall provide information about the applicant's immigration and work status which the Board shall use to verify the applicant's ability to work lawfully in the United States; Those applicants who are not present in the US and who do not plan to practice physically in the US shall include a statement to that effect in the application.

(3)           submit a FSMB Board Action Data Bank report;

(4)           submit documentation of CME obtained in the last three years;

(5)           submit two completed fingerprint record cards supplied by the Board;

(6)           submit a signed consent form allowing search of local, state, and national files for any criminal record;

(7)           pay to the Board the a non-refundable fee pursuant to G.S. 90-13.1(a), plus the cost of a criminal background check; and

(8)           upon request, supply any additional information the Board deems necessary to evaluate the applicant's competence and character, if the Board needs more information to complete the application.

(c)  An applicant may be required to appear in person for an interview with the Board or its agent to evaluate the applicant's competence and character.

(d)  Notwithstanding the above provisions of this Rule, the licensure requirements established by rule at the time the applicant first received his or her equivalent North Carolina license shall apply.  Information about these Rules is available from the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-8.1; 90-9.1; 90-12.1A; 90-13.1; 90-14(a)(11a);

Eff. August 1, 2010;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.