In this issue of the Forum, NCMB President Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD, encourages licensees to help patients overcome potential resistance to the COVID-19 vaccine, NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD, discusses why she’s feeling optimistic about COVID-19 in North Carolina on the latest episode of NCMB’s podcast, and we deliver a heads up about mandatory use of the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System: this is happening, and soon.
In this special edition of the Forum, NCMB President Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD, the role of NC clinicians in supporting the state’s goal of vaccinating the maximum number of people possible against COVID-19. Learn how to register as a vaccinator and get all the latest information on where things stand with COVID in North Carolina.
In this issue of the digital Forum, find a message from Board President Venkata Jonnalagadda, who urges awareness and self-care as medical professionals begin to fray under the pressures of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, read about NCMB’s new technology upgrade and get the latest on the state’s new online death registration system. And, NCMB has updated its COVID-19 prescribing rules.
In this issue of the Forum, Board President Bryant Murphy, MD, signs off, as he ends both his term as NCMB President and his service with the Board. This issue highlights suicide in healthcare in observation of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is in September. We welcome a new Board Member and congratulate two sitting members on their reappointments, and we celebrate the launch of MedBoard Matters - NCMB’s new podcast.
In this issue of the Forum we formally announce that NCMB is launching a podcast in fall 2020! Readers are invited to suggest topics they would like to see covered. We also discuss how NCMB is operating virtually amid the ongoing pandemic and warn licensees of a sophisticated scam that involves one or more individuals posing as NCMB officials or DEA officers. Also find the latest Board Actions Report and the most recent COVID-19 guidance from NC DHHS.