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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • PA Audits and the NC Medical Board

    by Kitty Kovacs, PA-C, NC Medical Board Over the last four years, PAs have received very good results when undergoing audits by the North Carolina Medical Board. The NCMB performs approximately 30 random audits annually on individual PAs and, more often than not, those PAs are in compliance. Yet, there are those occasional instances when […]

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  • Interview with Varnell McDonald-Fletcher, PA-C, of the NC Medical Board

     NCAPA interviews Varnell McDonald-Fletcher, the PA that sits on the NC Medical Board.   Why did you decide to pursue service on the NC Medical Board? I would like to state that I am truly honored to have been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper as a board member to the North Carolina Medical Board. I […]

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  • Open PA Seat on the NCMB

    The seat on the North Carolina Medical Board designated for a PA will be coming up for appointment this Fall.  Applicants must meet the following: Hold an active license or approval to perform medical acts, tasks, and functions in North Carolina. Have an active clinical or teaching practice. For purposes of this subdivision, the term […]

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  • NC Medical Board Honors 50 Years of the PA Profession

    The NCMB included a timeline of the PA profession, in honor of the 50th anniversary, in their most recent newsletter. Read the full article here.

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  • NCMB Seeking Public Comment Regarding Controlled Substances

    NCMB is seeking public comment on draft rules for implementing a new state requirement that all prescribers of controlled substances obtain mandatory continuing medical education in prescribing these medications. Under the proposed rules, physician licensees would be required to earn three hours of Category 1 CME in controlled substances prescribing during each three-year CME cycle, […]

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  • HB 724 Signed! PA to Have a Designated Seat on the NCMB

    Today the N.C. Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) praised the signing of House Bill 724, entitled “Amend Composition of N.C. Medical Board.” The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on August 11, 2015, adds a seat designated for a Physician Assistant (PA) to the board. The previous version of the law […]

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