Issues

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The legislative issues facing North Carolina Medical Society members are constantly changing. The role of the NCMS PAC is to support candidates that want to learn how those issues effect you, your practice and your patients. Having a strong PAC is foundational to a successful advocacy program and building strong relationships. Below, you can find information about issues from the most recent legislative session, talking points on medical liability reform, and protection of patient safety. To find out more about our White Coat Wednesday, our grassroots program that brings members to the General Assembly for a morning of advocacy, click the advocacy tab above.

State Legislative Summaries

  • 2013 Legislative Summary (PDF). Review the developments that impacted medicine during this session of the General Assembly.

Medical Liability Reform

In 2011 the NC General Assembly passed historic medical liability reform legislation. This would not have been possible without the advocacy efforts of NCMS members. Talking Points on Medical Liability Reform

State Budget

The North Carolina General Assembly continues to struggle with budget shortages this year. The NCMS is maintaining its vigilance in protecting Medicaid from continued cuts during this time and asks that members continue to reach out to their legislators on the importance of protecting this program.

Scope of Practice

Patient safety is of the utmost importance to the CNMS and its members. Every year, non-physician practitioners visit the General Assembly in hopes of expanding their scope of practice, or being granted licensure to practice medicine without attending medical school. NCMS will continue to evaluate each bill that comes forward and educate legislators on any potential threats to patient safety. Visit NC Coalition for Patient Safety.

 
 
 
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