NC Medical Board Refines Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative Criteria

March 9th, 2017

The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) voted last month to refine how they determine who will be investigated under their Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI). Read the proposed rule changes below. The Board will accept comments on the proposed changes through May 1. Please email comments to A public hearing on the changes will be held at 10 a.m. on May 1.

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