The mission of the North Dakota Board of Medicine is to help protect the public’s health and to help ensure quality health care for North Dakotans through the careful regulation of the practice of medicine.
The Board works to fulfil its mission in three broad ways, each of which serves to help ensure the public’s safety as they receive medical care in the state.
First, the Board is authorized to prohibit the unauthorized practice of medicine by those not properly trained or licensed to provide medical care.
Second, the Board licenses physicians, physician assistants, genetic counselors and fluoroscopy technicians to practice in North Dakota and in the process of licensing them, carefully verifies their professional credentials and fitness to practice.
Finally, the Board disciplines those physicians, physician assistants, genetic counselors and fluoroscopy technicians licensed to practice in North Dakota who violate the state’s Medical Practice Act.