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Boarding of Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes the prolonged emergency department admission, also known as boarding, of individuals with psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, the North Carolina Medical Society encourages the development of observation and crisis beds along with increased use of Telemedicine to evaluate patients more efficiently to obtain appropriate care. Patients who are being boarded should receive all appropriate care related to their condition(s).

(Resolution 6-2014, adopted 10/25/2014)
(technical correction, Board Report-2019, Page 5, Item 2-3, adopted 7/27/2019)