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Nov 13 2015

Applicants sought for PA, NP Medical Board seats

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The independent body that nominates candidates for the Medical Board to the Governor’s Office is seeking applicants for two Board seats, one for a physician assistant (PA) and one for a nurse practitioner (NP). Under North Carolina law, interested parties must apply through the Review Panel of the North Carolina Medical Board. The Review Panel screens applicants, conducts interviews and makes recommendations to the Governor, who then appoints candidates to the Medical Board. The Review Panel will only consider applicants who hold active, unrestricted NC licenses. Applicants must be actively practicing clinical medicine at least part time and must have no history of disciplinary action within the past five years. Applications are due by Dec. 22, 2015 at 4:45 p.m.

The PA seat was established by the NC General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor in September. The addition of the PA seat brings the total number of Board Members to 13.

The NP seat on the Board is currently occupied by a nurse practitioner who is seeking reappointment. However, state law requires sitting Board Members who are seeking reappointment to apply and go through the nomination process.

To find information about applicant qualifications and the application process, or to access the online application, visit

For more information, contact Jerel Noel, the Review Panel Administrator, at (919) 861-4545.

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