(a)  The Board may, pursuant to G.S. 90-12.5, issue a Limited Physician License for Disasters and Emergencies whenever the Governor of the State of North Carolina has declared a disaster or states of emergency, or in the event of an occurrence for which a county or municipality has enacted an ordinance to deal with state of emergency under G.S. 14-288.12, 14-288.13, or 14-288.14, or to protect the public health, safety or welfare of its citizens under Article 22 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes, G.S. 160A-174(a) or G.S. 153A-12(a).

(b)  In order to obtain a Limited Physician License for Disasters and Emergencies, an applicant shall:

(1)           provide government-issued photo identification;

(2)           provide proof of current licensure to practice medicine in another state or jurisdiction; and

(3)           submit a completed application, 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.

(c)  The Board may obtain any additional information it deems necessary to evaluate the applicant's competence and character.

(d)  The Board may limit the physician's scope of practice as to geography; term; type of practice; and prescribing.

(e)  A physician holding a Limited Physician License for Disasters and Emergencies shall not receive any compensation, either direct or indirect, monetary, in-kind, or otherwise for the provision of medical services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-12.5;

Eff. August 1, 2010;

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