201 Kar 9:025. Interpretation And Application Of Krs 311.571(8)

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/009/025.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 9:025.

Interpretation and application of KRS 311.571(8).



311.530-311.620, 311.990




FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 311.565 empowers the State Board of Medical

Licensure to exercise all the administrative functions of the state in the

prevention of empiricism and in the administrative regulation of the practice

of medicine and osteopathy and authorizes the board to establish requirements

and standards relating thereto. The purpose of this administrative regulation

is to establish policy and guidelines regarding the application of KRS



      Section 1.

Definitions. (1) As used in KRS 311.571(8), "extraordinary

circumstances" shall be interpreted by the board as special circumstances

of licensure beyond the general application of a basically qualified physician

wishing to practice in Kentucky. In order to grant licensure under this statute

the board must find that either one of the Commonwealth's medical schools or an

area or group of patients will be specially benefited by the board's granting

of licensure. Extraordinary circumstances will not be found on the basis of an

area's physician shortage or the desire of any person or persons that the

physician be licensed.

      (2) As used in

KRS 311.571(8), "exceptional education, training and practice

credentials" shall be interpreted by the board as credentials of a

character far beyond those generally presented by applicants seeking licensure.

In order to grant licensure under this statute, the board must find that the

applicant is a graduate of a medical or osteopathic school of proven quality

and/or has received advanced degrees from reputable graduate study programs in

medicine, has completed at least three (3) years of postgraduate training recognized

by the board to be of high quality and has proven his or her abilities through

verifiable practice experience.


      Section 2.

Application. An applicant may not apply directly pursuant to KRS 311.571(8) but

may request the executive director to present his application for the board's

review under KRS 311.571(8). The executive director shall have the discretion,

based upon his or her evaluation of the applicant's credentials and the

circumstances involved, to refuse to present the application pursuant to this

statute. The executive director may require the applicant to provide written

and oral documentation and other evidence to aid his or her evaluation.


      Section 3.

Limitation Upon Licensure if Granted. The board may grant regular or limited

licensure pursuant to KRS 311.571(8) and may place restrictions upon the

licensure of anyone who is granted licensure pursuant to this statute. It is

the policy of the board to grant licensure under this statute only to

physicians of whose competency and fitness the board is assured, and, in any

circumstance, to only grant licensure sufficient to satisfy the extraordinary

circumstances that are present. (11 Ky.R. 312; eff. 10-9-84.)