(a)  The Committee and Board may require a perfusionist or applicant to submit to a mental or physical examination by physicians designated by the Committee or Board before or after charges may be presented against the perfusionist if the Committee or Board has reason to believe a perfusionist may be unable to perform perfusion with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness, drunkenness, excessive use of alcohol, drugs, chemicals, or any other type of material or by reason of any physical, mental or behavioral abnormality.

(b)  The results of the examination shall be admissible in evidence in a hearing before the Committee.

(c)  The Committee or Board may require a perfusionist to submit to inquiries or examinations, written or oral, by members of the Committee or by other perfusionists, as the Committee or Board deems necessary to determine the professional qualifications of such licensee.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-685(3)(5)(11);

Eff. September 1, 2007;

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