NCMB’s Guidelines on Telemedicine

NCMB telemedicine guidelines & position statement


Q: Does North Carolina’s Medical Board have a guideline on telemedicine?

A: The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) recognizes the potential benefits of telemedicine – the practice of providing medical care using electronic communication or other means between a licensee and a patient in different locations – and recently updated its position statement. Key points include:

  • Standard of Care: Licensees practicing telemedicine in North Carolina are held to the same established standard of care as those in traditional in-person settings.
  • Licensure: Providers using telemedicine must be licensed in North Carolina unless specific exceptions apply, such as provider consultations across state lines and follow-up care for temporarily located patients.
  • Patient Identity Verification: Licensees should verify patient identity/location to prevent fraudulent activity and maintain confidentiality.

For more information: View the full position statement on the NCMB website here.

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