Governing Boards of Tri-Regulator Collaborative Meet for the First Time
An historic meeting of the governing boards of the three organizations representing the state boards that license physicians, nurses and pharmacists – the Tri-Regulator Collaborative – the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) occurred recently in Dallas. The FSMB, NABP and NCSBN formalized their advocacy partnership in 2011 with the creation of the Collaborative. Together, their various state member boards regulate a combined 5 million physicians, pharmacists and nurses in the U.S. Learn more.
New FSMB Resource for Improving Physician-Patient Communications
Many of the complaints state medical boards receive from patients can be linked at some level to a breakdown in communications between physicians and patients – even when the complainant is unaware that communication is at the root of the problem. To help address this issue, the FSMB has developed a new “Physician-Patient Communications Resource Center” for boards to use in educating physicians about the kinds of communication issues that can lead to complaints from their patients. Learn more.