Medical Practice Acts were adopted by individual states to protect the public from unqualified doctors and fraudulent medical procedures.
The General Assembly of North Carolina finds that mandatory licensure of all who engage in the practice of nursing is necessary to ensure minimum standards of competency and to provide the public safe nursing care.
As used in this Article, unless the context requires otherwise: For purposes of this Article, a person enrolled in a program that prepares the person to be a licensed health care professional or an allied health professional shall be deemed a health care provider.
It is ministering to; assisting; and sustained, vigilant, and continuous care of those acutely or chronically ill; supervising patients during convalescence and rehabilitation; the supportive and restorative care given to maintain the optimum health level of individuals, groups, and communities; the supervision, teaching, and evaluation of those Purpose of medical practice acts perform or are preparing to perform these functions; and the administration of nursing programs and nursing services.
For purposes of this Article, the administration of required lethal substances or any assistance whatsoever rendered with an execution under Article 19 of Chapter 15 of the General Statutes does not constitute nursing. Assessing the patient's physical and mental health, including the patient's reaction to illnesses and treatment regimens.
Recording and reporting the results of the nursing assessment. Planning, initiating, delivering, and evaluating appropriate nursing acts. Teaching, assigning, delegating to or supervising other personnel in implementing the treatment regimen.
Collaborating with other health care providers in determining the appropriate health care for a patient but, subject to the provisions of G.
Implementing the treatment and pharmaceutical regimen prescribed by any person authorized by State law to prescribe the regimen. Providing teaching and counseling about the patient's health. Reporting and recording the plan for care, nursing care given, and the patient's response to that care.
Supervising, teaching, and evaluating those who perform or are preparing to perform nursing functions and administering nursing programs and nursing services. Providing for the maintenance of safe and effective nursing care, whether rendered directly or indirectly.
Participating in the assessment of the patient's physical and mental health, including the patient's reaction to illnesses and treatment regimens. Assigning or delegating nursing interventions to other qualified personnel under the supervision of the registered nurse.
Participating in the teaching and counseling of patients as assigned by a registered nurse, physician, or other qualified professional licensed to practice in North Carolina. Reporting and recording the nursing care rendered and the patient's response to that care. Maintaining safe and effective nursing care, whether rendered directly or indirectly.
Board of Nursing; composition; selection; vacancies; qualifications; term of office; compensation. Eight members shall be registered nurses. Three members shall be licensed practical nurses. Three members shall be representatives of the public. Nominations of candidates for election of registered nurse members shall be made by written petition signed by not less than 10 registered nurses eligible to vote in the election.
Nominations of candidates for election of licensed practical nurse members shall be made by written petition signed by not less than 10 licensed practical nurses eligible to vote in the election. Every licensed registered nurse holding an active license shall be eligible to vote in the election of registered nurse board members.
Every licensed practical nurse holding an active license shall be eligible to vote in the election of licensed practical nurse board members. The list of nominations shall be filed with the Board after January 1 of the year in which the election is to be held and no later than midnight of the first day of April of such year.
Before preparing ballots, the Board shall notify each person who has been duly nominated of the person's nomination and request permission to enter the person's name on the ballot.
A member of the Board who is nominated for reelection and who does not withdraw the member's name from the ballot is disqualified to participate in conducting the election.
Elected members shall begin their term of office on January 1 of the year following their election. Nominations of persons to serve as public members of the Board may be made to the Governor or the General Assembly by any citizen or group within the State.
The Governor shall appoint one public member to the Board, and the General Assembly shall appoint two public members to the Board.and revision of their medical practice acts.
The Federation urges member boards to consider including any recommendation contained in the Guide in its medical practice act or under its rulemaking authority. The Guide applies equally to practice acts that govern physicians who have acquired the M.D.
or D.O. (5) Is unfit or incompetent to practice nursing by reason of deliberate or negligent acts or omissions regardless of whether actual injury to the patient is established. (6) Engages in conduct that deceives, defrauds, or harms the public in the course of professional activities or services.
PTs must practice within the scope of physical therapy practice defined by these state licensure laws (physical therapy practice acts).
The entire practice act, including accompanying rules, constitutes the law governing physical therapy practice within a .
Act No. , Section 2, rewrote the section, revising the requirements for the performance of medical acts, allowing the performance of certain additional medical acts, revising the prescriptive authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses with respect to controlled substances and narcotics, and defining terms.
Family and Medical Leave Act On August 5, , the Family and Medical Leave Act became effective for most of the employers and employees covered by the act. PTs must practice within the scope of physical therapy practice defined by these state licensure laws (physical therapy practice acts).
The entire practice act, including accompanying rules, constitutes the law governing physical therapy practice within a state.