N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-12.1A
Limited Volunteer License: Physician
A physician, licensed out-of-state, can obtain a limited volunteer license by providing documentation of current licensure in good standing and can practice medicine, without compensation, at clinics serving the poor and needy for up to 30 days each year.
Limited volunteer license
(a) The Board may issue a "limited volunteer license" to an applicant who: (1) Has a license to practice medicine and surgery in another state; and (2) Produces a letter from the state of licensure indicating the applicant's license is active and in good standing. (3) Repealed by Session Laws 2011-355, s. 1, effective June 27, 2011. (b), (c) Repealed by Session Laws 2011-355, s. 1, effective June 27, 2011. (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 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. (e1) The holder of a limited volunteer license shall practice medicine and surgery within this State for no more than 30 days per calendar year. (f) 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. (g) 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.