Referred to: Reference Committee No. 1 – Timothy M. Beittel, MD, Chair
WHEREAS, specialty medical boards have developed Maintenance of Certification (MOC) processes; and
WHEREAS, the effectiveness of these MOC processes in assuring that board certified physicians are practicing modern, evidence-based medicine is unproven; and
WHEREAS, the MOC processes are costly and time intensive, creating a significant professional burden on practicing physicians; and
WHEREAS, non-board certified physicians and holders of lifetime board certificates are not currently required to undergo MOC; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes linking state medical license issuance or renewal to the Maintenance of Certification processes of the specialty medical boards. (policy)
Fiscal Note: No additional funding above current resources estimated. Current resources will be allocated based on the priorities of the Society and the NCMS budget.