Participating in disaster relief

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to provide medical assistance to North Carolinians. Your willingness to serve is deeply appreciated. NCMB provides two pathways to allow out-of-state medical professionals who are not currently licensed in NC to assist.

First (and fastest) option: Clinicians who hold full, unrestricted licenses in their home states and are credentialed and in good standing with a hospital may work directly with a NC hospital. The NC hospital can verify the clinician’s credentials and put them to work where needed. Do not self-report to a facility - verify that your assistance is welcome first.

Second option: Clinicians who are not credentialed with a hospital in their home states may submit an application to NCMB for an emergency disaster license. This license authorizes a volunteer clinician to practice in NC for 30 days, or until the state of emergency is officially declared over. Physicians, physician assistants, licensed perfusionists and anesthesiologist assistants may apply. There is no fee.

Apply for a temporary emergency license