For physician assistants licensed prior to February 1, 2020 and practicing within their scope of practice as defined by their written supervisory arrangements, the Board will not enforce the quality improvement meeting requirements found in 21 NCAC 32S .0213(e). Physician assistants licensed after February 1, 2020 and physician assistants working outside their scope of practice because they have been reassigned to meet critical needs per the Board’s March 31, 2020 Order are not required to have monthly quality improvement meetings for the first six months. However, these physician assistants shall have quality improvement meetings every six months.
Even though quality improvement meetings are no longer required under certain circumstances per SL 2020-3, physician assistants and their supervising physicians may still choose to have these meetings. The Board encourages physician assistants and their supervising physicians to continue to engage in quality improvement processes to ensure high quality patient care.