The Board may grant temporary licensure to a licensed or certified clinical perfusionist in good standing from another state who appears to be qualified for licensure in this State pursuant to G.S. 90-686 and who enters North Carolina to work on an emergency basis.  The temporary license shall be valid for a period not to exceed 60 days.  Within 10 days of receiving a temporary license, the temporary licensed perfusionist must make application for a full license, including payment of the requisite application fee.   If the temporary licensed perfusionist fails to submit a full application within the 10 day period, his or her temporary license shall immediately expire. After making application for a full license, the Committee and Board must decide the application before the expiration of the temporary license.  For purposes of this Rule, "emergency" shall mean the sudden death or illness, or unforeseen and unanticipated absence, of a licensed perfusionist working at a North Carolina hospital that leaves the hospital unable to provide surgical care to patients in a manner that compromises patient safety.  As part of the temporary license process, the hospital must certify to the Committee, on forms provided by the Committee that an emergency exists.  "Good standing" for purposes of this Rule shall mean that the applicant is currently able to practice perfusion in another state without any restriction or condition.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-685(3); 90-686;

Eff. September 1, 2007;

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