NC Medical Board Honored With National Awards

R. David Henderson, JD

David Henderson, JD, the CEO of the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) received the Federation of State Medical Boards’ (FSMB) Distinguished Service Award at their meeting earlier this month. This award recognizes the highest level of service and commitment to the FSMB; the advancement of the profession of medical regulation; and the strengthening of public protection.

The NCMB also received the 2018 Best of Boards award from the Administrators in Medicine (AIM), the national professional organization for medical board staff, for its work to address the opioid epidemic in North Carolina through its Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI). This multifaceted initiative aims to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing, and related overdoses and deaths, both through expanded oversight and increased education of prescribers and the public.

NCMB has worked with other state agencies, regulatory boards, and the Attorney General’s office, as well as the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and malpractice carriers, to disseminate information and make NCMB more accessible to its licensees around this initiative and others.

Congratulations to David Henderson and the NCMB on this recognition!

Shawn Parker, JD, MPA

Also, congratulations to Shawn Parker, JD, MPA, who was elected during the meeting to serve as a Director-at-Large on the FSMB Board of Directors. Parker, who practices law with Smith Anderson in Raleigh, currently is a member of the NCMB’s Board.


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