21 NCAC 36 .0808             INACTIVE STATUS

(a)  Any nurse practitioner who wishes to place her or his approval to practice on an inactive status shall notify the Board in writing.

(b)  A nurse practitioner with an inactive approval to practice status shall not practice as a nurse practitioner.

(c)  A nurse practitioner with an inactive approval to practice status who reapplies for approval to practice shall meet the qualifications for approval to practice in Rules .0803(a)(1), .0804(a) and (b), .0807, and .0810 of this Section and receive notification from the Board of approval prior to beginning practice after the application is approved.

(d)  A nurse practitioner who has not practiced as a nurse practitioner in more than two years shall complete a nurse practitioner refresher course approved by the Board in accordance with Paragraphs (o) and (p) of 21 NCAC 36 .0220 and consisting of common conditions and management of these conditions directly related to the nurse practitioner's area of academic education and national certification. A nurse practitioner refresher course participant shall be granted an approval to practice that is limited to clinical activities required by the refresher course.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-18(c)(4); 90-18.2; 90-171.36; 90-171.95B;

Recodified from 21 NCAC 36 .0227(g) Eff. August 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2013; January 1, 2013; December 1, 2009; December 1, 2006; August 1, 2004;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2021.