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Physician Background Checks

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the inclusion in the medical staff credentialing process of only those aspects of an applicant’s personal background that relate to professional competence or to professional, criminal, or ethical misconduct, and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes any requirement that an applicant for medical staff privileges release credentialing bodies or background search firms from liability for negligent or intentional misuse of information attributed to the applicant, for failure to take reasonable steps to verify the accuracy of the findings, or for failure to safeguard the confidentiality of the information obtained.

(Report H-2010, adopted as amended 10/24/2010)
(technical corrections, Board Report-2018, Item 76, adopted 11/3/2018)