NCMB Seeks Input On Statement Regarding Signing Death Certificates

The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) would like to hear from physicians and PAs about its proposed position statement on clinicians’ obligation to sign death certificates. Feedback is due no later than end of business on Monday, Oct. 15.

The NCMB believes that licensees should complete death certificates if requested, although it also has stated that it has no interest in pursuing disciplinary action against any physician or PA who inaccurately states a cause of death on a death certificate, provided the death was certified in good faith and to the best of the licensee’s abilities. Review the Board’s proposed position statement that reflects this belief.

Enter your comments on the NCMB’s policy discussions page.



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