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Forum, Fall 2016

This issue of the Forum includes Dr. Udekwu’s final message as Board president, information on the new and reappointed Board Members, an infographic showing the current data from the Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI), an update on the Board’s preliminary move to adopt the CDC’s opioid policy, and an article on the Board’s new approach to monitoring licensee health issues.


Past Issues

Forum, Summer 2016

This issue of the Forum includes a message from the President on the Board’s efforts to increase oversight of opioid prescribing, three scenarios in regards to urine drug screening, a 2016 Legislative update, a guide to licensees for seeking help for depression without fear, and material on easing challenges associated with reentering the practice of medicine, and an article on the new position statement that addresses practice ownership.

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Forum, Spring 2016

This issue of the Forum includes important information on NCMB’s new Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative, an update on the Board’s pending controlled substances prescribing CME rule and the annual Year In Review graphics spread. Dr. Udekwu’s President’s Message discusses the Board’s efforts to apply business principles to the agency’s work. The issue also includes information about NCMB’s three newest Board Members.

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Forum, Winter 2016

This issue is the Board’s annual Position Statement issue. Also in this issue the new Board President Pascal Udekwu, MD talks about continuing the Board’s outreach efforts; PA-Physician team changes and how to report them; the November Board Meeting summary; 2016 Physician and PA population data; Physician wellness resources; and the August - October 2015 quarterly Board action report.

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Forum, Fall 2015

In this issue, Board President Cheryl Walker-McGill discusses the needs of the most experienced physicians; the Office of Medical Director talks about responding to “trivial” complaints; the September Board Meeting is summarized; NCMB’s opioid position statement is to be adopted statewide; a guide to the new compliance program; new CME requirements, May through July 2015 quarterly Board action report; applicants sought for PA and NP Medical Board seats

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