About the Board

Meeting Summary

The Meeting Summary provides brief descriptions of selected actions taken by the NC Medical Board during its most recent meeting or hearing. Actions are listed by committee, where applicable.

For a full account of the Board’s proceedings please check the meeting minutes, which are posted approximately two months after the meeting date. You can subscribe to our Meeting Minutes RSS feed to be notified when the minutes are posted.

Summary of the Board Meeting held Sept. 18-20, 2019

Advanced Practice Providers and Allied Health Committee

Physician Assistants Advisory Meeting (PAAM) - At the request of the NC Academy of Physician Assistants the committee discussed the formatting of name badges for physician assistants with doctoral degrees. It was decided that the doctoral degree designation be listed immediately after the PA’s name, with the PA-C designation following any advanced degrees.

Set meeting day/time - NCMB staff will work to inform advanced practice providers across NC that the date and time of the APP & AHC and PAAM meetings will typically take place on the Thursday of each Board meeting, at 1:00pm in the afternoon. Having a set day and time should allow more advanced practice providers to be able to attend.

Perfusionist Advisory Committee – The Board approved the Committee recommendation to appoint Dr. Elliott Fennell Williams to the Perfusionist Advisory Committee.

Executive Committee

2019-2020 Budget – The Board approved the Committee recommendation to approve the proposed operating budget for the 2019/2020 budget year running Nov. 1, 2019 until Oct. 31, 2020.

NCPHP Compliance Committee appointment – The Board approved the Committee recommendation to appoint former NCMB public member Mr. Mike Arnold to the NCPHP Compliance Committee.

EMS Disciplinary Committee/Advisory Council Appointment - Dr. Bryant Murphy serves as the Board appointee to the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) Advisory Council and OEMS Disciplinary Committee. Due to his increased responsibilities as NCMB President, another physician Board member will need to take his place on these committees. Recent changes to the law permit former Board members to serve on the Advisory Council and Disciplinary Committee. The Board approved the Committee’s recommendation to nominate former Board Member Pascal Osita “Osi” Udekwu, MD, effective Nov. 1.

Outreach Committee

President’s Initiative (medical education) – The Board received an update on NCMB’s collaboration with Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM). NCMB will present a two-hour course to first year medical students and another two-hour course to second year medical students to help educate young physicians about the role of medical regulation in the practice of medicine. NCMB’s first opportunity to present will be Nov. 1, 2019, to first year medical students at CUSOM. A second course will be presented in Summer 2020.

Policy Committee

Revised position statements – The Committee revised and renamed the Board’s position statement entitled “Physician scope of practice” to “Physician practice drift”. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed revisions through October 25. In addition, the Committee revised the Board position statement entitled “Child maltreatment” to clarify that clinicians who report child maltreatment in good faith are provided criminal and civil immunity under the law. Feedback on this revised position statement will be accepted through Nov. 1.