What happens if a complaint is filed against me with the North Carolina Medical Board?

Complaints are first reviewed to determine if there is a possible violation of the Medical Practice Act. If there is a possible violation then a copy of the complaint is sent to the doctor for response and the Board will investigate by obtaining medical records and other information, as necessary. A case review is then conducted by medical professionals and laypersons. This process can take six months or more. Then, a decision is made to dismiss the case, take private action or take public action.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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