(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 numbers 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 .0809 and .0810 of this Section.


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

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

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

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019.