90-171.27. Expenses payable from fees collected by Board.

(a) All salaries, compensation, and expenses incurred or allowed for the purposes of carrying out this Article shall be paid by the Board exclusively out of the fees received by the Board as authorized by this Article, or funds received from other sources. In no case shall any salary, expense, or other obligation of the Board be charged against the treasury of the State of North Carolina. All moneys and receipts shall be kept in a special fund by and for the use of the Board for the exclusive purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Article.

(b) (See editor's note for initial fee) The schedule of fees shall not exceed the following rates:

Application for examination leading to certificate and license as registered nurse..................................................................................................................... $75.00

Application for certificate and license as registered nurse by endorsement........ 150.00

Application for each re-examination leading to certificate and license as registered nurse.............................................................................................................. 75.00

Renewal of license to practice as registered nurse (two-year period).................. 100.00

Reinstatement of lapsed license to practice as a registered nurse and renewal fee..................................................................................................................... 180.00

Application for examination leading to certificate and license as licensed practical nurse by examination.................................................................................... 75.00

Application for certificate and license as licensed practical nurse by endorsement..................................................................................................................... 150.00

Application for each re-examination leading to certificate and license as licensed practical nurse............................................................................................... 75.00

Renewal of license to practice as a licensed practical nurse (two-year period)... 100.00

Reinstatement of lapsed license to practice as a licensed practical nurse and renewal fee................................................................................................................ 180.00

(See editor's note for initial fee) Application fee for retired registered nurse status or retired licensed practical nurse status 50.00

Reinstatement of retired registered nurse to practice as a registered nurse or a retired licensed practical nurse to practice as a licensed practical nurse (two-year period)......................................................................................................... 100.00

Reasonable charge for duplication services and materials.

A fee for an item listed in this schedule shall not increase from one year to the next by more than twenty percent (20%).

(c) No refund of fees will be made.

(d) The Board may assess costs of disciplinary action against a nurse found in violation of the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act. (1947, c. 1091, s. 1; 1953, c. 750; c. 1199, ss. 1, 4; 1955, c. 1266, ss. 2, 3; 1961, c. 431, s. 2; 1965, c. 578, s. 1; 1971, c. 534; 1981, c. 360, s. 1; c. 661; 1987, c. 651, s. 1; 1997-384, s. 1; 2003-29, s. 2.)