12 NCAC 09B .0104          MEDICAL EXAMINATION

(a)  Each applicant for employment as a criminal justice officer shall complete the Commission's Medical History Statement Form within one year prior to employment by the employing agency and shall be examined by either a surgeon, physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina or by a surgeon, physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner authorized to practice medicine in accordance with the rules and regulations of the United States Armed Forces to help determine the applicant's fitness in carrying out the physical requirements of the criminal justice officer position.

(b)  The examining surgeon, physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner shall record the results of the examination on the Commission's Medical Examination Report Form and shall record any evidence of past or present defects, diseases, injuries, operations.

(c)  An applicant for employment as a law enforcement officer seeking general certification may not be employed or placed in a sworn law enforcement position prior to the date on which the employing agency receives the report of the results of the medical examination unless all of the following requirements are met:

(1)           The applicant has completed and signed the applicant's certificate (Section A) of the Commission's Report of Appointment, wherein the applicant's temporary employment and probationary law enforcement officer certification is acknowledged to be contingent on a report to the Commission of the completion of the drug screening of the individual being issued general certification.

(2)           The requirements of this Paragraph shall be met within 60-days of the law enforcement officer being issued general certification.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 17C‑6; 17C‑10;

Eff. January 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2018; October 1, 2017; November 1, 1993; February 1, 1991; March 1, 1990; April 1, 1985.