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Aug 26 2020

Order relaxes supervision rules for PAs on emergency assignments

At its July 2020 Board Meeting, NCMB issued a Board Order to relax certain supervisory requirements for physician assistants who accept emergency reassignments during the state of emergency related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The order allows a fully licensed PA to accept an emergency assignment to treat COVID-19 patients without having to maintain written supervisory arrangements. This exception is similar to the exception for out of state PAs who obtain emergency temporary license to assist with an emergency.

Read the order

See more information about NCMB’s work to address barriers to licensure and practice related to North Carolina’s response to coronavirus at our COVID-19 page.