If approved, the rules will become effective on March 1, 2011. A public hearing to solicit stakeholder feedback is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2011 at the Medical Board’s offices in Raleigh.
In addition to new re-entry procedures, the filed rules propose to:
• Require a Federation Credential Verification Service (FCVS) profile for all international medical graduates.
• Require applicants to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
• Bring nurse practitioner prescribing authority in line with physician assistant rules, meaning NPs cannot prescribe drugs that their supervising physician cannot also prescribe.
• Change current rules to prevent the Medical Board from publishing alcohol and drug related misdemeanors that occur prior to an applicant’s entrance into medical school.