N.C. Gen. Stat. §90-5.4 requires medical professionals licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board to report:
1. Any sexual misconduct by a licensee of the Board
2. Any fraudulent prescribing, drug diversion or theft of controlled substances by a licensee of the Board.
Medical professionals need not have definitive evidence of misconduct to make a report. The law specifies that licensed medical professionals should submit a report if they “reasonably believe” that misconduct has occurred. Licensees who report suspected misconduct in good faith are granted civil immunity.
For more information, view the Duty to Report FAQs below.