Healthcare Personnel Registry Rule

On March 10, 2020, the Governor of North Carolina, issued Executive Order No. 116, declaring a state of emergency to coordinate a response and enact protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. Because the vendor for nurse aide testing in North Carolina suspended operations in the State until conditions were deemed safe to reopen, an emergency and temporary rule amendment for this rule were made effective April 20, 2020 and June 26, 2020, respectively. Because of the continued need and to make this rule amendment permanent in the N.C. Administrative Code, the North Carolina Medical Care Commission proposes to assist the State's healthcare workforce and the citizens of North Carolina who need medical care by allowing the requesting of reciprocity for the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry for out-of-state nurse aides who are active and in good standing on another State’s Nurse Aide I Registry.