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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. Find out more about White Coat Wednesdays, our grassroots program that brings members to the General Assembly for a morning of advocacy. Sign up now for a future session!

State Legislative Summaries

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 NCMS closely monitors budget discussions at the North Carolina General Assembly to protect programs such as Medicaid from cuts. We ask that members remain at the ready to send out any action alerts to legislators on budget-related items .

Scope of Practice

Patient safety is of the utmost importance to the NCMS 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. We 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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