A scope limitation resulted in auditors not able to determine whether North Carolina Medical Board (Board) investigations during the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021, were completed in accordance with state law, Board policies, and regulatory best practices. However, despite the scope limitation, auditors were able to perform limited audit procedures on Board investigations that resulted in public actions. Auditors determined that: (1) the Board did not complete investigations of providers it received complaints against within the six-month timeframe required by state law, and (2)  the Board did not monitor and enforce all disciplinary actions it imposed on medical providers. Details about each item are provided in the Findings, Recommendations, and Responses section of the report. The Board disagreed with the findings and recommendations in the report.  As a result, the report includes a State Auditor’s Response to ensure readers have complete and accurate information and are not misled.

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