N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-12.1B
Retired Limited Volunteer License: Physician
A retired physician, from any state, can obtain a limited volunteer license and can practice medicine, without compensation, at clinics serving the poor and needy.
Retired limited volunteer license
(a) The Board may issue a "retired limited volunteer license" to an applicant who is a physician and who has allowed his or her license to practice medicine and surgery in this State or another state to become inactive. (b) A physician holding a limited license under this section shall comply with the continuing medical education requirements pursuant to rules adopted by the Board. (c) The holder of a limited license under this section may practice medicine and surgery only at clinics that specialize in the treatment of indigent patients. The holder of the limited license may not receive compensation for services rendered at clinics specializing in the care of indigent patients. (d) The Board shall issue a limited license under this section within 30 days after an applicant provides the Board with information satisfying the requirements of this section. (e) The holder of a limited license issued pursuant to this section who practices medicine or surgery at places other than clinics that specialize in the treatment of indigent patients shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($ 25.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($ 50.00) for each offense. The Board, in its discretion, may revoke the limited license after due notice is given to the holder of the limited license. (f) The Board may, by rule, require an applicant for a limited license under this section to comply with other requirements or submit additional information the Board deems appropriate.