The Board shall report all disciplinary actions specified in G.S. 90B-11 through the Public Protection Database (PPD), the National Practitioner Data Bank Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (NPDB-HIPDB), and may report them to any requesting public or private entity. Disciplinary actions do not include complaints.

(1) In compliance with NPDB-HIPDB requirements, the N.C. Social Work Certification and Licensure Board shall report negative action or finding that is publicly available. Consistent with 45 C.F.R. 60.3, the following negative actions shall be reported:

(a) Injunctions for unlicensed practice;

(b) Issuance of a cease and desist order;

(c) Revocation;

(d) Suspension;

(e) Censure;

(f) Reprimand;

(g) Probation;

(h) Withdrawal or denial of initial applications or reapplications proximate to an ethics matter;

(i) Surrender of certification or license during an investigation;

(j) Practice limitations connected to the delivery of health care services as defined by 45 C.F.R. 60.3; and

(k) Limitations on the right of a licensee or certificate holder to supervise.

(2) For purposes of this Rule, the following matters shall not constitute negative actions:

(a) monitoring independent of restrictions or discipline; and

(b) letters of concern.


History note: Authority G.S. 90B-6(h); 90B-11;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2011;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.