143-514.  Scope of practice for credentialed emergency medical services personnel.

The North Carolina Medical Board shall determine the scope of practice for credentialed emergency medical services personnel regardless of other provisions of law by establishing the medical skills and medications that may be used by credentialed emergency medical services personnel at each level of patient care. No provision of Article 56 of Chapter 143 or Article 7 of Chapter 131E of the General Statutes shall be interpreted to require the North Carolina Medical Board to include any service within the scope of practice of any Emergency Medical Services provider, unless the North Carolina Medical Board determines that the emergency medical service personnel in question have the experience and training necessary to ensure the service can be provided in a safe manner. (1973, c. 208, s. 8; c. 1121; 1995, c. 94, s. 35; 1997-443, s. 11A.118(a); 2001-220, s. 1.)