Wednesday, May 11, 2011

N.C. Medical Board discipline up in 2010

Every year, the N.C. Medical Board releases a report outlining its disciplinary actions for the past year.

In 2010, the board took "prejudicial" actions related to 226 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. That was an increase over 218 individuals disciplined in 2009.

License suspensions were up to 59 in 2010, from 42 in 2009. Reprimands were up to 48 in 2010, from 38 in 2009. Public Letters of Concern, a fairly new tool for the board to use, remain the most prevalent type of public action. The board issued 77 letters in 2010, compared to 73 in 2009.

Here's the complete report: