(a)  A nurse practitioner approved to practice in this State or another state may perform medical acts as a nurse practitioner under the supervision of a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina during a disaster in a county in which a state of disaster has been declared or counties contiguous to a county in which a state of disaster has been declared.

(b)  The nurse practitioner shall notify the Board of Nursing in writing of the names, practice locations and telephone number for the nurse practitioner and each primary supervising physician within 15 days of the first performance of medical acts as a nurse practitioner during the disaster, and the Board of Nursing shall notify the Medical Board.

(c)  Teams of physician(s) and nurse practitioner(s) practicing pursuant to this Rule shall not be required to maintain on-site documentation describing supervisory arrangements and plans for prescriptive authority as otherwise required pursuant to Rules .0109 and .0110 of this Subchapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-18(c)(13), (14); 90-18.2; 90-171.20(7); 90-171.23(b); 90-171.42;

Eff. May 1, 1999;

Recodified from Rule .0105 Eff. August 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2009; August 1, 2004;

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