Rules For Licensure Of Volunteer Emeritus Physicians

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 23
RULES FOR LICENSURE OF VOLUNTEER EMERITUS PHYSICIANS

847-023-0000
Definitions
(1) "Health clinic" means a public health clinic or a health clinic operated by a charitable corporation that mainly provides primary physical health, dental or mental health services to low-income patients without charge or using a sliding fee scale based on the income of the patient.
(2) "Emeritus registration" means a licensee who has retired from active practice, but does only volunteer, non-remunerative practice and receives no direct monetary compensation, may register and pay an annual emeritus registration fee.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265

Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.120, 677.265

Hist.: BME 16-2006, f. & cert. ef. 7-25-06
847-023-0005
Qualifications
(1) The Board may issue a volunteer emeritus
license to a physician who volunteers at a health clinic provided that the physician:
(a) Has a current license to
practice medicine in another state or territory of the United States or the District
of Columbia; and
(b) Has successfully passed
one of the examinations or combination of examinations per OAR 847-020-0170.
(2) A physician applying for
a license to volunteer in health clinics who has not practiced medicine for more
than twenty-four (24) months immediately prior to filing the application for licensure
with the Board, may be required to take and pass the Special Purpose Examination
(SPEX) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable-Purpose Examination (COMVEX).
This requirement may be waived if the applicant has done one or more of the following:
(a) Within ten years of filing
an application with the Board, completed an accredited one year residency, or an
accredited or Board approved one year clinical fellowship;
(b) Within ten years of filing
an application with the Board, been certified or recertified by a specialty board
recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic
Association (AOA-BOS);
(c) Obtained continuing medical
education to the Board's satisfaction; or
(d) Can demonstrate ongoing
participation in maintenance of certification with the ABMS or AOA-BOS.
(3) The Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX
may be granted for a period of 6 months and permits the licensee to practice medicine
only until the grade results of the SPEX or COMVEX examination are available and
the applicant completes the initial registration process. The Limited License, SPEX/COMVEX
would become invalid should the applicant fail the SPEX or COMVEX examination and
the applicant, upon notification of failure of the examination, must cease practice
in this state as expeditiously as possible, but not to exceed two weeks after the
applicant receives notice of failure of the examination.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.120 & 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.120
& 677.265
Hist.: BME 16-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 7-25-06; BME 5-2008, f. & cert. ef. 1-22-08; OMB 1-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 1-13-15
847-023-0010
Documents and Forms to be Submitted for Licensure
The documents submitted must be legible
and no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. All documents and photographs will
be retained by the Board as a permanent part of the application file. If original
documents are larger than 8 1/2” x 11”, the copies must be reduced to
the correct size with all wording and signatures clearly shown. Official translations
are required for documents issued in a foreign language. The following documents
are required:
(1) Application: Completed formal
application provided by the Board. Required dates must include month, day and year.
The application fee is waived for physicians applying for a volunteer emeritus license.
(2) Birth Certificate: A copy
of birth certificate.
(3) Medical School Diploma:
A copy of a diploma showing graduation from an approved school of medicine or an
international school of medicine. International medical graduates must have graduated
after meeting the attendance requirements specified in OAR 847-020-0130.
(4) American Specialty Board
Certification or Recertification: A copy of the certification or recertification
certificate issued by the American Specialty Board in the applicant’s specialty,
if applicable.
(5) Photograph: A close-up,
passport-quality photograph, front view, head and shoulders (not profile), with
features distinct, taken within 90 days preceding the filing of the application.
(6) The results of a Practitioner
Self-Query from the National Practitioner Data Bank sent directly to the Board by
the applicant.
(7) Legible fingerprints as
described in 847-008-0068 for the purpose of a criminal records background check.
(8) An applicant must pass an
open-book examination on the Medical Practice Act (ORS Chapter 677) and an open-book
examination on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s regulations governing
the use of controlled substances. If an applicant fails one or both examinations
three times, the applicant’s application will be reviewed by the Board’s
Administrative Affairs Committee and the applicant must attend an informal meeting
with a Board member, a Board investigator and/or the Medical Director of the Board
to discuss the applicant’s failure of the examination(s) before being given
a fourth and final attempt to pass the examination(s). If the applicant does not
pass the examination(s) on the fourth attempt, the applicant may be denied licensure.
(9) Any other documentation
or explanatory statements as required by the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.120 & 677.265
Hist.: BME 9-2007(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-6-07 thru 8-3-07; BME 16-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07;
BME 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-15
847-023-0015
Letters and Official Verifications
to be Submitted for Licensure
(1) The applicant must ensure that either
official documents are sent directly to the Board from the source or a certified
copy is sent directly to the Board from another state medical board where the applicant
is licensed:
(a) The Verification of Medical
Education form, which includes degree issued, date of degree, dates of attendance,
dates and reason of any leaves of absence or repeated years, and dates, name and
location of medical school if a transfer student. Graduates of medical schools in
the United States must have graduated from a school per OAR 847-020-0120(1) and
graduates of international medical schools must have graduated from a school per
847-020-0130(2).
(b) A Dean's Letter of Recommendation,
which includes a statement concerning the applicant's moral and ethical character
and overall performance as a medical student. If the school attests that a Dean’s
Letter is unavailable or the Board determines that it is unacceptable, a copy of
the transcripts may be acceptable.
(c) A letter from the Fifth
Pathway Hospital, if such applies, which includes an evaluation of overall performance
and specific beginning and ending dates of training.
(d) A letter from the Director
of Medical Education, Chairman or other official of the internship, residency and
fellowship hospitals in the United States and other countries in which the postgraduate
training was served, which includes an evaluation of overall performance and specific
beginning and ending dates of training.
(2) The applicant must ensure
that official documents are sent directly to the Board from:
(a) The Director or other official
for practice and employment in hospitals, clinics, etc. in the United States and
other countries: A currently dated original letter (a copy is not acceptable), from
the hospital/clinic, which must include an evaluation of overall performance and
specific beginning and ending dates of practice and employment, for the past five
(5) years only. If the applicant has not practiced for more than two years, employment
verifications will be required for the past ten (10) years. For physicians who have
been or are in solo practice without hospital privileges at the time of solo practice,
provide three reference letters from physicians in the local medical community who
are familiar with the applicant’s practice and who have known the applicant
for more than six months.
(b) The health licensing board
in a state, district, territory or jurisdiction in the United States or Canada where
the applicant has been licensed and is currently practicing or most recently practiced:
Verification, which must show license number, date issued and status.
(c) Official Examination Certifications:
An official examination certification showing the examination score is required
from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the National Board of Osteopathic
Medical Examiners (NBOME), the Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX), the Federation
of State Medical Boards for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE),
or the Medical Council of Canada.
(d) The Federation of State
Medical Boards: A Board Action Databank Inquiry report.
(e) The Educational Commission
for Foreign Medical Graduates Verification of Certification.
(f) Any other documentation
as required by the Board, including but not limited to medical records and criminal
or civil records.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 677.265
Stats. Implemented: ORS 677.100,
677.120 & 677.265
Hist.: BME 9-2007(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 2-6-07 thru 8-3-07; BME 16-2007, f. & cert. ef. 7-23-07;
BME 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-26-10; OMB 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-15

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