The North Carolina Medical Board held a meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to discuss the potential creation of a Special Purpose License for Administrative Medicine. Physicians who need a North Carolina medical license to work in non-clinical positions would be eligible to apply for this license type, including hospital executives, medical directors, and physicians who perform non-certification work for health insurers, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 58-50-61(d). Any physician holding an administrative license would be unable to practice clinical medicine and would have no prescriptive authority.
The NCMS will keep you updated of Board action on this item and future meeting dates that may be announced. Your thoughts on this proposed license?