I know it’s difficult for licensed professionals to keep up with the ever-changing laws and regulations.
I get this question fairly frequently from licensees in all walks of life and that is whether or not they have to cooperate with a licensing board or state agency’s investigation into a complaint filed against the licensee. So, are those licensed by the NC Medical Board required to cooperate with a Medical Board investigation?
However, there’s a catch to it.
As a licensee, you should cooperate in some situations, while at some points it can do you more harm than good.
Should Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants Cooperate If They Are Accused of Violating an Administrative Code?
If there’s cooperation on the part of the Medical board licensee then the cooperation will be considered as a mitigating factor in further punishment for the discipline if the licensee is found to have violated one of the administrative codes or statutes
Should Licensees Cooperate If They Didn’t Do Anything Wrong?
If it’s a situation where the licensee didn’t do absolutely anything wrong, there’s really no point in “cooperation” at that point because it’s not going to do you any good.
If you did something, it’s an honest mistake. Cooperation is probably gonna be the best route to go at that point forward.