It is my understanding that most (if not all?) receptacles near wet locations (e.g. kitchens, bathrooms, etc...) need to be "GFCI" per the NEC... does this just mean GFCI protected? In other words, can all of my outlets in my kitchen be standard outlets IF the breakers in the panel for those circuits are GFCI-rated? And, if so, will this pass inspection or are do inspectors tend to prefer one way over the other?
Specifically, my use case here requires a duplex receptacle (under my kitchen sink) to be half-switched: one (always power) for my insta-hot water heater and one for my (switched) disposal... Because this outlet is 'near water', it needs to be "GFCI"... But I don't believe I can split the conduction/break the tab of a GFCI outlet (thus creating the half- perm. power; half-switched)