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Medboard Matters Podcast

Nearly one in three medical professionals who responded to our recent licensee survey told us they had either witnessed or been involved in a violent incident with patients in the last year. In this episode of MedBoard Matters, host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Representative Timothy Reeder, MD who was the primary sponsor of a bill, now a law, called the Hospital Violence Protection Act.

Posted May 29, 2024 | 
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  1. 2023 Licensee Survey Results
  2. Hospital Violence Protection Act
  3. Contact Representative Timothy Reeder, MD
  4. Position Statement: 2.2.4: Conflicts in the Healthcare Setting
  5.  Statistics and information
    1. CDC
    2. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
    3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    4. American Hospital Association

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Representative Timothy Reeder, MD

Representative of District 9

Representative Timothy Reeder, MD

Dr. Tim Reeder is an emergency medicine physician and is the representative of the 9th House district in the North Carolina House of Representatives. 

Dr. Reeder earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University before moving to North Carolina in 1998. While working full time for East Carolina University and the Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Reeder obtained his master's degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as President of the North Carolina Medical Society in 2019. He is on faculty with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and is currently Vice Chair for Clinical Operations at Vidant Medical Center.

Dr. Reeder is now in the second year of his first term in the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was elected in November of 2022 and then started January 1st of 2023.