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Nov 13 2015

New compliance program encourages complete online licensee profiles

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North Carolina law requires licensed physicians and physician assistants (PAs) to report certain information, such as practice address and current area of practice, to the Board for publication on NCMB’s website. To ensure that required information is accurate and complete, NCMB has established a new compliance program to review and verify the details reported by licensees.

Another important objective of the new Licensee Information Compliance program is to raise awareness of the Board’s Licensee Information pages while encouraging physicians and PAs to provide a broad range of content in their NCMB profile. NCMB has planned a public outreach campaign for 2016 that will drive additional visitors to the Licensee Information pages, so now is a good time to make your page as complete as possible.

The Board recognizes that licensees are busy, so we have designed the new compliance program to be virtually hassle-free.
Here’s how it works:
    1. Each week, Board staff will randomly select licensees from among physicians and PAs who recently completed annual renewal.
    2. Staff will review and independently verify, where applicable, licensee information required under state law, including: medical/ professional education, postgraduate training, Board certification, practice address and telephone number, hospital affiliations, outof- state medical licenses, and primary area of practice.
    3. Staff will also review optional information categories and note whether the licensee has provided content.
    4. Upon completion of the review, Board staff will notify the licensee via email with the results. The first emails went out in early November to licensees who have been reviewed. New compliance program encourages complete online licensee profiles


Results and follow up
If the licensee is found to have incomplete or inaccurate required information, he or she will be notified of the area of noncompliance and informed of any actions that may be required to become compliant. All licensees will be encouraged to provide content for optional information categories if they have not already done so.

If you have questions about the Licensee Information Compliance program, please contact the Board’s Licensee Information Coordinator, Michelle Yanik, at li@ncmedboard.org or 919-326-1109 x260.

Update your Licensee Information now
Licensees can update their information with the Board online, 24 hours a day. Here’s how:

Note: changes to licensee information (a new practice address, for example) should be reported to the Board within 60 days.

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