The NCMS heard your calls for crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) during this pandemic and mobilized to secure a $5 million grant from the NC General Assembly to provide FREE PPE to independent practices across North Carolina. Thanks to your conversations with legislators, the efforts of the NCMS legislative team and our existing purchasing ability via ActionPPE, we are ready to begin distribution of this valuable resource to ensure you can effectively and safely care for your patients.
To be eligible for FREE PPE provided by the NCMS via the $5 million appropriation from the NC General Assembly, each practice must certify that they meet all the following criteria:
• Your practice is organized in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 55B and registered with the North Carolina Medical Board as a professional corporation or professional limited liability company with the purpose of practicing medicine.
• Your practice currently provides or contracts for professional medical services.
• Your practice is not owned, managed, or otherwise controlled by an entity defined in G.S. 131E-76(13).
• Your practice is not managed by a practice management company unless the practice management company is majority owned by North Carolina licensed physicians.
You can complete the confirmation form here.
Once the confirmation form is completed, PPE will be shipped to each office location you provide. Learn more about the available PPE and how it will be shipped at the NCMS Free PPE webpage.
The goal of this distribution effort is to ensure that 100 percent of independent practices in North Carolina have the PPE needed for today, but also PPE reserves for an uncertain future. Please continue to order PPE supplies as you normally would and consider this free PPE as stockpile when possible.
The NCMS also offers a variety of PPE through our ActionPPE group purchasing arrangement. Learn more about this purchasing option here.
If your practice is in critical need or have other questions, please contact Jennifer Crowley or Kathy Scott.