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Draft position statement: Child Maltreatment

Discussion Ended on 11/01/2019

The Board recently drafted a revision to its position statement entitled “Child maltreatment”. The position is updated to state that licensees who report suspected child maltreatment in good faith are granted criminal and civil immunity by state law. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed revision through close of business on Nov. 1, 2019.

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Draft position statement: Physician Practice Drift

Discussion Ended on 10/25/2019

NCMB recently drafted a revision to its position statement on practice drift (e.g. practicing in an area outside of one’s formal postgraduate training) and will accept comments on the revised version through close of business on Oct. 25.

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Licensee Use of Innovative or New Treatment

Discussion Ended on 08/23/2019

NCMB is considering adopting a new position statement entitlted Licensee Use of Innovative or New Treatment.

The Board will accept feedback on the proprosed position statement through close of business on Friday, Aug. 23.

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Revised position statement: Unprofessional Behavior Within the Healthcare Team

Discussion Ended on 04/26/2019

NCMB’s Policy Committee recently reviewed and revised an existing position statement, “Collaborative care within the healthcare team,” which was originally adopted by the Board in January 2010. NCMB will accept public feedback on the revised position statement through close of business on Friday, April 26.


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Proposed updates to NCMB’s position statement on Telemedicine

Discussion Ended on 03/04/2019

NCMB’s Policy Committee recently reviewed and revised the Board’s position statement on telemedicine.

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Guidelines for Avoiding Misunderstandings During Patient Encounters and Physical Examinations

Discussion Ended on 03/04/2019

Review the recently revised position statement on avoiding misunderstandings during patient encounters and physical examinations, and provide your feedback to the Board.

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Rule changes to increase PA license renewal and application fees

Discussion Ended on 12/14/2018

NCMB is pursuing rule changes that will increase physician assistant license renewal and license application fees. NCMB has not increased fees for PAs since 2005. ​

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Clinician obligation to sign death certificates

Discussion Ended on 10/21/2018

When physicians (or other medical professionals authorized to certify deaths) refuse to complete death certificates, the result is needless delays and complications with funeral arrangements, estate proceedings and other legal and personal matters important to the decedent’s loved ones. NCMB is considering a draft position statement that states its expectation for licensees to complete death certificates.

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