21 NCAC 32K .0101          DEFINITIONS

In addition to the terms set forth in G.S. 90-21.22, the following definitions apply to this Subchapter:

(1)           "Compliance Committee" means the committee that meets to coordinate with the Board in its oversight of licensees in the Program. It includes members of the Program Board of Directors, members appointed by the Board, and a Physician Assistant member of the Program Board of Directors. The Board shall not appoint to the Compliance Committee a current member of the Board or a past member who has served on the Board within the past two years.

(2)           "Impairment" means the inability to practice medicine or perform acts, tasks, and functions with skill and safety to patients by reasons of physical or mental illness or condition, including use of alcohol, drugs, chemicals, or any other type of material.

(3)           "Impaired Practitioner" means a licensee of the Board who is or could be afflicted with a condition of impairment as defined in Item (2) of this Rule.

(4)           "Licensee" means a person licensed by the Board.

(5)           "Chief Executive Officer" means the person employed by the Program to coordinate the activities of the Program.

(6)           "Participant" means a licensee of the Board who is permitted to participate and may receive services from the Program.



History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑21.22;

Eff. August 1, 1988;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2009; May 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. July 1, 2017.