The following lists and briefly describes committees of the North Carolina Medical Board.
Advanced Practice Providers and Allied Health Committee (APPAHC)
Advanced Practice Providers and Allied Health Committee (APPAHC) reviews matters involving physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and clinical pharmacist practitioners who are regulated, directly or indirectly, by the NCMB.
Service on the APPAHC might also involve serving on the following committees that develop rules and policies governing other healthcare practitioners:
Nurse Practitioner Joint Subcommittee
Midwifery Joint Subcommittee
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Joint Subcommittee
Physician Assistant Advisory Council
Office of Emergency Medical Services
The Disciplinary Committee evaluates disciplinary cases and makes recommendations to the full Board about case resolutions. The committee reviews investigations, complaints, medical malpractice payment reports and Medical Examiner cases in which the Senior Staff Review Committee (SSRC) recommends some form of public action, an informal interview, an order for examination or private action. The committee also reviews medical malpractice payment reports and Medical Examiner cases in which the SSRC recommends no action. Any requests from the public for reconsideration of a staff decision to close a case are reviewed by this committee for final determination.
The Executive Committee is NCMB’s leadership team and is made up of five members: the President, Past-President, President- Elect, Secretary/Treasurer and Member at Large. The committee is responsible for overseeing all of the Board’s finances including audits, investments, financial statements, cash management, and the annual budget. Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Board on legislative issues, public relations, and rule making, and may direct issues to the Policy Committee or other Board committees. In addition the committee handles matters that require attention between Board meetings. Finally, the committee also nominates officers to the Board.
The Licensing Committee addresses license applications of physicians, physician assistants, perfusionist, anesthesiologist assistants and polysomnographic technologist who might not meet the statutory or regulatory requirements of the Board. The committee also develops procedures for staff on how to handle “non-routine” applications, develop rules for licensure and address applications in which the Senior Staff Review Committee (SSRC) recommends some form of public or private action.
The Outreach Committee identifies the different constituencies served by the Board, cultivates relationships with these constituencies and proactively seeks opportunities to engage them in dialogue about the Board’s policies and work. The committee considers and develops messages that effectively communicate how the Board fulfills its mission and mandate. It also acts as the Board’s liaison to the NCMB’s Communications Department.
The Policy Committee analyzes and evaluates evolving issues related to the practice of medicine and attempts to address those issues by publishing Position Statements, answering inquiries from the public or the profession, or other means. The Policy Committee regularly reviews the Board’s Position Statements in order to keep them current with the evolving standards and ethics of the medical profession.