HB 195 – Board of Nursing Technical Changes

HB 195 – Board of Nursing Technical Changes

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston), Rep. Dennis Riddell (R-Alamance), Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg)

Bill Summary

This bill makes technical changes to the NC Board of Nursing. The bill includes addressing procedural efficiencies and fee ceiling increases.

Board Compensation

The bill clarifies that the per diem compensation for Board members shall not exceed $200 per member.

Mental Health Examination

The bill states that the Board is empowered to request a mental health exam by a licensed mental health professional. The results of the examination would be required to be presented to the Board.


The bill gives NCBN the authority to subpoena records and documents concerning matters to be heard by the board. This must be done in accordance with laws regarding the patient/provider relationship, records, and documents.


The bill increases the licensure application from $75 to $100.

A two year renewal would increase from $100 to $200.

A reinstatement of a retired nurse would increase from $100 to $200.

Disciplinary Authority

The bill adds language to increase it’s disciplinary authority for excessive use of alcohol, drugs, and unprofessional conduct.


The bill allows licensees to appeal a public disciplinary action made by the board within 30 days.


Bill Movement

This bill was filed on February 26, 2019.

This bill was referred to the House Health Committee, House Judiciary, House Finance, and House Rules.

House Committee Referrals

  • Health
  • Judiciary
    • passed – March 27, 2019
  • Finance
    • passed – April 3, 2019
  • Rules
    • This bill was amended in Rules and passed on April 8, 2019

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