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Law Number

N.C. Gen. Stat. 90-12.2A

Summary Title

Special Purpose License: Physician


A physician, licensed out-of-state, can obtain a special purpose license by providing documentation of current licensure in good standing, and can practice medicine to the extent authorized by the special purpose license.

Full Title

Special purpose license

Full Text

(a) The Board may issue a special purpose license to practice medicine to an applicant who: (1) Holds a full and unrestricted license to practice in at least one other jurisdiction; and (2) Does not have any current or pending disciplinary or other action against him or her by any medical licensing agency in any state or other jurisdiction. (b) The holder of the special purpose license practicing medicine or surgery beyond the limitations of the license 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, at its discretion, may revoke the special license after due notice is given to the holder of the special purpose license. (c) The Board may adopt rules and set fees as appropriate to implement the provisions of this section.