Changes to Medical Board Appointments


HB 770 – Various Clarifying Changes

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Kyle Hall (R-Rockingham), Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret), Rep. Brian Turner (D-Buncombe), Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford)  

A Conference Committee for this bill was appointed in the House and Senate on June 29, 2017.

On August 3, 2017, The House and Senate reported a Conference Committee Report on this bill that included changes to appointments to the North Carolina Medical Board appointments.

The bill reduces the number of the Governor’s appointments from six to four.

Specifically, the Governor’s number of public members from would change from three to one.

The bill would allow the General Assembly to appoint two public members upon recommendation of the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore.

The bill clarifies that a public member could not be a health care provider or the spouse of a health care provider.

The bill also removes the Governor’s ability to appoint a new member to the Board if there is a vacant position.

The House and Senate adopted the Conference Committee Report on August 3, 2017. This bill will now be sent to Governor Cooper.

Governor Cooper vetoed the bill on August 14, 2017.

This bill was referred to the House Rules Committee on August 18, 2017.

This bill was withdrawn from the House Rules Committee on August 22, 2017.

This bill was placed on the House Calendar for August 24, 2017.

*The bill’s entire history can be found here.




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