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Jan 2 2020

Updated licensee resources

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NCMB recently updated and redesigned several resources available to licensees on the Board’s website. Find the updated versions listed below at www.ncmedboard.org/guides.

Reporting Patient Information: A Guide to Exceptions to the Duty of Confidentiality – This guide is a comprehensive collection of instances where clinicians are obligated by law to report certain patient information. Examples of mandatory reporting requirements include animal bites, new diagnoses of cancer, communicable diseases, and child abuse and neglect. The guide also includes information on discretionary reporting. Find it here.

The Doctor is Out: A Physician’s Guide to Closing a Practice – The guide covers the numerous professional obligations that must be met by a clinician upon closing or leaving a medical practice. Topics covered include providing appropriate notice to patients, retaining patient records and fulfilling patient requests for copies of medical records. The guide also covers volunteer licensure options and provides information on reinstating a medical license, should the licensee wish to resume active clinical practice. Find it here.

The Licensee Information Pages: A Guide to Reporting Adverse Information – North Carolina state law requires NCMB to collect and publish certain information, including practice address, current area of practice, medical education and training and specialty certification (if held). In addition, the law requires licensees to report adverse history, including criminal history, certain malpractice payment information, actions by out-of-state medical boards and other regulatory agencies and hospital privilege actions. This publication provides detailed guidance to licensees to ensure timely, accurate reporting of required information. Find it here.

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