Resources & Information

Mar 31 2020

NCMB acts to reduce licensure barriers

As part of NCMB’s ongoing COVID-19 response, the Board has approved several measures to ease barriers to medical licensure. These actions are in response to… Read More…

Mar 31 2020

Curbing inappropriate prescribing for COVID-19

The North Carolina Medical Board has adopted emergency rules restricting “preemptive” prescribing of chloroquine and several other medications for a possible future COVID-19 illness.Read More…

Mar 31 2020

Emergency reassignments for PAs

NCMB has waived paperwork requirements for physician assistants who are temporarily reassigned to a new practice area within a hospital, health system or multi-specialty group… Read More…

Mar 30 2020

Completing death certificates for patients who succumb to COVID-19

The state Office of the Medical Examiner has issued guidance on completing death certificates for patients who die of complications related to COVID-19.

The… Read More…

Mar 30 2020

NCMB takes additional steps to address COVID-19

The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) held an emergency meeting on Friday, March 27 to address several issues related to COVID-19, in order to better… Read More…

Mar 23 2020

NC DHHS issues updated COVID-19 guidance

North Carolina now has community transmission of COVID-19. This means our state will be further increasing its use of population-based community mitigation strategies. The goal… Read More…

Mar 23 2020

NC DHHS calls for physician and PA volunteers

As part of the state’s preparedness efforts Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), has issued a… Read More…

Mar 19 2020

Coronavirus questions? Call 2-1-1

Gov. Roy Cooper and the NC Department of Health and Human Services are directing individuals with questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to dial 2-1-1… Read More…

Mar 19 2020

NC DHHS: community transmission of COVID-19 confirmed

COVID-19 is spreading person-to-person in the community, Gov. Roy Cooper has announced. During a news conference on Thursday, Gov. Cooper said that a case has… Read More…

Mar 17 2020

Use of telemedicine amid COVID-19 concerns

NCMB has received numerous questions from licensees who are interested in expanding their use of telemedicine to care for patients amid concerns about the spread… Read More…

Mar 16 2020

March Board Meeting compressed

Due to concerns about coronavirus disease 2019, NCMB has compressed the agenda for its March Board Meeting (originally scheduled for March 18-20) to handle essential… Read More…

Mar 11 2020

NCMB approves path for retirees to help with COVID-19

The North Carolina Medical Board voted today to allow recently retired or inactive licensees to return to practice, in response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s declaration… Read More…

Mar 5 2020

Serve on the Midwifery Committee: Call for physician applicants

The North Carolina Medical Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Midwifery Committee.  If selected, the appointee would begin serving immediately and… Read More…

Mar 2 2020

If the “Medical Board” calls demanding information, be suspicious

NCMB has recently heard from physicians who have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be investigators with the North Carolina Medical Board. The callers… Read More…