21 NCAC 66 .0309             petition for inactive status

(a)  Any licensed veterinarian or registrant who is in good standing with the Board and who has ceased practicing veterinary medicine may apply for inactive status. The Board may place the licensed veterinarian or registrant on an inactive list of members. A licensed veterinarian or registrant who has obtained the inactive status shall not practice veterinary medicine or be required to pay the license or registrant renewal as prescribed in G.S. 90‑187.5 or 90-186(4) or required to earn continuing education credits.

(b)  Any veterinarian or registrant who has been placed on inactive status and who desires to be reinstated or to resume practicing veterinary medicine may be reinstated upon the determination by the Board that:

(1)           The inactive veterinarian or registrant is competent to practice veterinary medicine;

(2)           The veterinarian or registrant shall pay the required license renewal fee for the current year when the application is filed; and

(3)           The veterinarian or registrant shall earn the required continuing education credits in the year preceding reinstatement.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑185(2); 90‑185(6); 90-186(5); 90-187.6;

Eff. June 1, 1987;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2021.