Policy Discussions Archive
Under review: Office-Based Procedures Position Statement
Discussion Ended on 08/14/2021
The Policy Committee of the NC Medical Board is in the process of reviewing the Office-Based Procedures position statement and is seeking input from stakeholders around the state. If you or the entity you represent are interested in providing input on this position statement, please submit comments by Friday, August 13, 2021.View Details
Updated and revised position on Writing of Prescriptions
Discussion Ended on 10/30/2020
The Board is considering revisions to its existing position statement entitled, “Writing of Prescriptions”. Please read the proposed version below and provide your feedback by leaving a comment. Feedback on the proposed version will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.
To read the current version of Writing of Prescriptions click below and scroll to the bottom of the page to the References section.View Details
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.View Details
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.View Details
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.
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.
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.View Details
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.View Details
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. View Details
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.View Details