NCMB to adopt emergency disaster license rules
NCMB is moving to adopt the emergency and temporary licensing policies it implemented in anticipation of Hurricane Florence as emergency rules. The emergency and temporary rules are substantially similar to the policy NCMB has been following since Sept. 12, when the Board voted to adopt it on an emergency basis. The rules specify the means by which out-of-state physicians, physician assistants (PAs) or anesthesiology assistants (AAs) may obtain temporary authority to practice in North Carolina during a declared state of emergency.
The rules provide two pathways to emergency licensure:
Hospital to hospital credentialing: This method allows out-of-state physicians, PAs or AAs who are in good standing and credentialed with a hospital in their home states to practice at any NC hospital, upon the receiving hospital’s confirmation of credentials.
Emergency licensure: This method allows out-of-state physicians, PAs or AAs to submit an online application for emergency disaster licensure. Upon verification of licensure in another state and certain other credentials, NCMB issues a license that authorizes the clinician to practice for a period of 30 days or until the state of emergency is officially declared over.