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If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the <B>DHS-USCIS SAVE </B>(Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application that is complete, including all required documentation, signatures, seals, and fees. An application shall expire one year from the date of receipt. Any subsequent application must be accompanied by submission of appropriate documentation and application fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of good moral character. Reference Forms shall be valid for six months from the date of signature. If the application is not approved during the six-month period, the Board may require a new and more current reference.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of licensure from every state in which the applicant has ever held any type of medical license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of a passing score on one of the following examinations approved by the Board: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX taken on or before June 1, 1985) (combined scores from different FLEX administrations between January 1, 1978 and January 1,1985 are not accepted)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> FLEX Components I and II (FLEX taken after June 1, 1985)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)iv.">iv.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)v.">v.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State Medical Board of Examinations taken before June 30, 1973</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)vi.">vi.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) for graduates of Canadian medical schools who completed post-graduate training in Canada</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)vii.">vii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)viii.">viii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(e)ix.">ix.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certifying examination of the Puerto Rico Medical Board, for graduates of Puerto Rican medical schools who completed post-graduate training in Puerto Rico.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of medical education by submitting an official transcript of all medical education directly to the Board from the school where such education was taken. If the transcript is in a foreign language, a certified English translation must be furnished. The transcript shall include the dates the applicant attended the school and the grades received in all courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the degree granted. At the Board's discretion, the medical school transcript requirement may be waived and the results of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) verification service may be accepted if the applicant adequately demonstrates that all diligent efforts have been made to secure transcripts from the school. In such a case, the Board may require the applicant to appear for a personal interview before the Physician Licensure Committee of the Board. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(f)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medical schools in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada must require a minimum of two years of pre-medical education and be approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College accreditation (AOA COCA), or the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(f)ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A medical school located outside the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and Fifth Pathway programs must have a program of education in the art and science of medicine leading to a medical doctor degree or the medical doctor equivalent that requires a minimum of two (2) years of pre-medical education and includes at least 130 weeks of instruction. Applicants must have official transcripts that include at least 130 weeks of instruction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of post-graduate/residency training as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(g)i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graduates of approved medical schools must show completion of one year of postgraduate training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The Board may consider current certification of any applicant by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as evidence that such applicant's postgraduate medical training has satisfied the requirements of this paragraph. Approved Medical Schools are those located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, those listed on the <I>Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California </I>(effective February 4, 2010, adopted by reference), and those approved by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(g)ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graduates of medical schools not approved by the Board must show completion of three years of postgraduate training in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), or the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). The Board may consider current certification of any applicant by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as evidence that such applicant's postgraduate medical training has satisfied the requirements of this paragraph.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(g)iii.">iii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants who were licensed in another State on or before July 1, 1967 are not required to supply proof of any postgraduate/residency training.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of residence in the United States for one year, except for graduates of Canadian medical schools, if the applicant is an alien.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graduates of foreign medical schools outside of Canada must provide proof of certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) unless they were licensed by another state before March 1, 1958. This requirement does not apply to foreign-trained students who furnish proof of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(i)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> successful completion of AMA approved Fifth Pathway program, and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(1)(i)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> passing the ECFMG qualifying medical component examination with a score of 75 or above.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board in its discretion may require an applicant for licensure to take and pass the Special Purposes Examination (SPEX) prepared by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, or other Board-approved competency assessment. The circumstances under which the Board may require a competency examination include, but are not limited to applicants for licensure who have been the subject of disciplinary action in another state; or who would be subject to disciplinary action or corrective action in this state based upon their conduct or condition; or who have previously engaged in the practice of medicine and who have not practiced for a period greater than thirty (30) consecutive months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prevent the Board from denying or conditionally granting an application for licensure.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.02" name="360-2-.02" title="360-2-.02">Rule 360-2-.02 Requirements for Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants applying to take USMLE Step 3 through Georgia are required to submit an application directly to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) on forms approved by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must furnish the following evidence to the FSMB: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of graduation from a medical school that requires a minimum of two (2) years of pre-medical education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of passing USMLE Steps 1 and 2; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For applicants who graduated from medical school after January 1, 1967, evidence of completion of post-graduate year one (PGY-1) or a statement from the program director that the applicant is expected to complete (PGY-1) within three 3 months. Such postgraduate training must be in a program fully or provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the College of Family Physician of Canada (CFPC), or the or the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), if the applicant graduated from a school that is not in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada. This requirement does not apply to foreign-trained applicants who furnish proof of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(d)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Successful completion of an AMA-approved Fifth Pathway program; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(d)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification of passing USMLE Steps 1 and 2; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(2)(d)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts of all medical education submitted directly to the FSMB from the school where such education was taken. If the transcripts are in a foreign language, applicants must furnish certified English translations. Transcripts must include the dates the applicant attended the school and the grades received in all courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the degree granted. In the Board's discretion, the transcript may be waived and the results of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) verification service accepted if the applicant adequately demonstrates that all diligent efforts have been made to secure transcripts from the school.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Preceptorships are not approved in lieu of post-graduate training.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> USMLE Step 3 applicants may be required to appear for a personal interview at the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless enrolled in an M.D./PhD or D.O./PhD program, applicants must successfully complete USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 within a seven (7) year period. Applicants enrolled in an M.D./PhD or D.O./PhD program must successfully complete USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 within a nine (9) year period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants who have never been licensed, and who have failed the USMLE Step 3 a total of three (3) times since January 1, 1994 must have one year of additional Board-approved clinical training. The training must be completed prior to taking USMLE Step 3 again.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prevent the Board from denying or conditionally granting an application for licensure by examination.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.03" name="360-2-.03" title="360-2-.03">Rule 360-2-.03 Temporary Licenses</a></h2> <P>Temporary licenses may be issued to an applicant at the discretion of the Executive Director, with the approval of the Chairperson of the Board. Such licenses shall have the effect of a permanent license until the next regular Board meeting, when the temporary license shall become void. The temporary license fee shall be designated in the fee schedule.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.04" name="360-2-.04" title="360-2-.04">Rule 360-2-.04 Duplicate Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Duplicate licenses may be issued upon approval by the Board if the original license is lost, stolen, or destroyed, or if the licensee has had a legal change of name. Duplicate licenses are not issued for satellite offices.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To request a duplicate license, the licensee must submit a duplicate request form stating the reason the duplicate license is requested. If the form is based on a name change, the licensee must submit a copy of the official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order) indicating the name change, as well as the date and place of the change. If the name change occurred during naturalization, the application must also include the naturalization number, the name and address of the court, the date of naturalization, and the name change.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All requests must include the duplicate license fee. The duplicate license fee shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.05" name="360-2-.05" title="360-2-.05">Rule 360-2-.05 Renewal Applications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each licensee shall notify the Board within thirty (30) days, in writing, of all changes of address. Any mailing or notice from the Board shall be considered to be served on the licensee when sent to the licensee's last address on file with the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All active licenses must be renewed every two years. This may be done via the internet or through mail. A medical licensee may not practice medicine after the expiration date of the license. A license must be renewed biennially by the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls, and the licensee must establish satisfaction of Board-approved continuing education requirements to be eligible for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees have the right to obtain a late renewal of their licenses during the three (3) month period immediately following the expiration date. During this period, the penalty for late renewal applies. A physician may not practice medicine after the expiration date of his or her license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall administratively revoke any license not renewed prior to the expiration of the late renewal period. Such revocation removes all rights and privileges to practice medicine and surgery in this State. A practitioner who is so revoked must apply for reinstatement. Revocation for failure to renew may be reported to the public and to other state licensing boards, and will be reported as a revocation for failure to renew. Revocation for failure to renew is not considered a disciplinary revocation. However, the license may only be reinstated through application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (4) of this rule, any service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-12-1&amp;title=15#" target="_newtab">15-12-1</a> whose license to practice medicine expired while on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice in accordance with the expired license and shall not be charged with a violation relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within this state. The service member must present to the Board a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fee for renewals and late renewals shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must provide an affidavit and a secure and verifiable document in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-36-1(f). If the applicant has previously provided a secure and verifiable document and affidavit of United States citizenship, no additional documentation of citizenship is required for renewal. If the applicant for renewal is not a United States citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-U.S. citizens. If the applicant for renewal is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.06" name="360-2-.06" title="360-2-.06">Rule 360-2-.06 Inactive Licensure Status</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensee who wishes to maintain his or her medical license but who does not wish to practice medicine and surgery in this State may apply to the Board for inactive status by submitting an application and the fee. A licensee with an inactive license may not practice medicine in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to reinstate a license to practice medicine, an applicant must complete an application and pay a reinstatement fee. The applicant must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of medicine and that he or she is mentally and physically able to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of the license is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may require the passage of an examination, such as SPEX or PLAS or other competency assessments. The Board, in its discretion, may impose any remedial requirements deemed necessary.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may deny reinstatement for failure to demonstrate current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of medicine or being mentally or physically unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety or for any ground set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The denial of reinstatement is not a contested case, but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fee for reinstatement of a license shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.07" name="360-2-.07" title="360-2-.07">Rule 360-2-.07 Reinstatement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A minimum of two (2) years shall pass from the date of any revocation of a license before the Board will consider an application for reinstatement. If the Board denies any application for reinstatement, the Board may require that a minimum of two (2) years pass from the date of the denial before the Board will consider subsequent applications for reinstatement. This two-year requirement shall only apply in those instances in which the license in question was revoked for reasons other than failure to renew.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to reinstate a license to practice medicine, an applicant must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of medicine and that he or she is mentally and physically able to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety. The Board may also require the applicant to meet with the Board or a committee of the Board. In addition, the Applicant must submit an application for reinstatement and comply with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the license has been expired for twelve or fewer months, and the applicant has practiced medicine in Georgia on any occasion after the expiration date of the license, the applicant must pay a reinstatement fee of $1,000.00 and provide proof of ten additional continuing education hours over the required forty for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If it the license has been expired more than twelve months, and the applicant has practiced medicine in Georgia on any occasion after the expiration date of the license, the applicant must pay a reinstatement fee of $2,000.00 and provide proof of 40 hours of additional continuing education over the forty required for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant has not practiced medicine in Georgia on any occasion after the expiration date of the license, the applicant must pay a reinstatement fee of $500.00 and provide proof of 40 hours of continuing education within the past two years of application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board, in its discretion, may impose any remedial requirements for applicants who have previously engaged in the practice of medicine and who have not practiced for a period greater than thirty (30) consecutive months as approved by the Board. The Board may require the passage of an examination, such as SPEX, PLAS, or other competency assessments as approved by the Board</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior to reinstatement of a license, the Board must have received an affidavit that the applicant is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the <B>DHS-USCIS SAVE </B>(Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This provision of this rule shall not be construed to limit the ability of the Board to impose sanctions for continuing to practice with an expired license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of the license is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may deny reinstatement for failure to demonstrate current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of medicine or being mentally or physically unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety or for any ground set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The denial of reinstatement is not a contested case, but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.08" name="360-2-.08" title="360-2-.08">Rule 360-2-.08 Volunteers in Medicine</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of this rule a not for profit or non-profit agency, institution, corporation or association is one that exempt from federal taxation and provides medical services for indigent patients in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medically underserved areas/medically underserved populations mean those areas and populations that are designated as such by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-compensated employ means employment in which the physician has no expectation of payment or compensation for any medical services rendered, or any compensation or payment to the physician, either direct or indirect, monetary or in-kind, for the provision of medical services.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may issue in its discretion and without examination, a special medical license to qualifying physicians for the sole purpose of practicing medicine in the noncompensated employ of public, not for profit, or nonprofit agencies, institutions, corporations, or associations that provide medical services solely to indigent patients in medically underserved or critical need population areas of the State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Volunteer licenses may be issued to persons who: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Possess a current license to practice medicine in good standing in any medical licensing jurisdiction in the United States; or,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have retired from the full or part-time practice of medicine and, prior to retirement, maintained a license to practice medicine in good standing in any medical-licensing jurisdiction in the United States.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For purpose of this rule "good standing" shall mean that the applicant has had no disciplinary action taken against his/her license by any state, and has not let his/her license in any state expire or become inactive during an investigation by a state medical board into allegations relating to his/her practice of medicine or during a pending disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for a volunteer license must complete an application form approved by the Board. Applications must be complete, including all required documents, signatures and seals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must furnish the following evidence: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of his or her medical degree, if not previously licensed in this State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of licensure in good standing in the applicant's current and/or all prior licensing jurisdictions on a form approved by the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized verification of employment form completed by the applicant's employer documenting the applicant's agreement not to receive compensation for any medical services he or she may render while practicing under this Chapter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the employer is other than a public employer, documentation that the employer is a not for profit or non-profit agency, institution, corporation or association that provides medical services only to indigent patients in this State;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence of compliance with the Board's continuing medical education requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An affidavit that the applicant is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the <B>DHS-USCIS SAVE </B>(Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before the Board considers an application, an inquiry shall be made by the staff to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants who are not in compliance with the Board's continuing medical education requirements, but are otherwise qualified to obtain a volunteer license, shall receive a nonrenewable temporary license to practice under this rule for a period of six (6) months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The volunteer license will limit practice to the non-compensated employ of the public agency or institution, or not for profit agency, not for profit institution or not for profit association who provided notarized verification of employment pursuant to paragraph 5 (c) of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Volunteer licensees are not permitted to perform any surgical procedure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Volunteer licenses are not subject to application, licensure or renewal fees.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Volunteer licensees shall at all times meet the minimum standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice. Volunteer licenses shall be subject to disciplinary provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>, as well as the Board rules governing unprofessional conduct.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.08(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in paragraph (7), volunteer licenses issued under this Chapter will expire on the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls as provided by Rule <a title="360-2-.05" href="360-2-.05">360-2-.05</a>. In addition to the renewal requirements of Rule <a title="360-2-.05" href="360-2-.05">360-2-.05</a>, the renewal applicant must provide evidence of continued employment in the non-compensated employ of public, not for profit, or nonprofit agencies, institutions, corporations, or associations that provide medical services solely to indigent patients in board. Those applicants who cannot establish such continued employment are not eligible to renew their volunteer licenses.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.09" name="360-2-.09" title="360-2-.09">Rule 360-2-.09 Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "ACGME" means Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "AMA" means American Medical Association.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "AOA" means the American Osteopathic Association.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Application" means an application form completed according to the instructions provided in the application, which includes all the required documentation, signatures, seals and the application fee as published in the Board's fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Board" means the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "ECFMG" means Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Permit holder" means a person authorized to participate in a postgraduate medical training program subject to the limitations in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a> and Rules <a title="360-2-.09" href="360-2-.09">360-2-.09</a> through <a title="360-2-.11" href="360-2-.11">360-2-.11</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Physician" means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed to practice medicine by the Board pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Postgraduate training program" means a program for the training of interns, residents or post residency fellows that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Temporary postgraduate training permit" means a permit issued by the Board to a graduate of a Board approved medical or osteopathic school who is enrolled in a postgraduate training program deemed acceptable by the Board and who does not currently hold a full and unrestricted license in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(1)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Training Institution" means an institution that sponsors and conducts a postgraduate training program approved by the ACGME, the AOA or other program approved by the Board for the training of interns, residents or postgraduate fellows.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A temporary postgraduate training permit is mandatory for participation in all postgraduate medical training programs in this State, unless the individual holds a license to practice medicine in this State prior to participating in the postgraduate medical training program or has applied for a temporary postgraduate training permit. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall issue temporary postgraduate training permits to applicants meeting the Board's qualifications within 45 days of receipt by the Board of a completed application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Incomplete applications that have been on file with the Board for more than 60 days shall be deemed invalid, and the applicant shall be required to submit a new application as provided in paragraph 3 of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements for issuance of a temporary postgraduate training permit: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An affidavit that the applicant is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the <B>DHS-USCIS SAVE </B>(Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of a fully completed application required by the Board and the application fee as published in the Board's published fee schedule. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application form shall be completed according to the instructions provided in the Application. The Board will not consider an application until it is complete and the Board has received all the required documentation, signatures, seals and fees.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants shall inform the Board in writing within 10 days of a change of address while an application is pending.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application fees are nonrefundable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deposit of an application fee by the Board does not indicate acceptance of the application or that any other permit requirements have been fulfilled. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Evidence satisfactory to the Board of graduation from a medical or osteopathic school approved by the ACGME, the AOA or the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a graduate of a foreign medical school, evidence satisfactory to the Board of holding a valid certificate issued by ECFMG or having successfully completed a fifth pathway program established in accordance with AMA criteria and passing the ECFMG qualifying medical component examination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification from the Program Director on a form provided by the Board verifying the applicant's appointment to participate in a postgraduate training program that is <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An internship or residency program accredited by the ACGME or AOA; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A clinical fellowship program at an institution with a residency program accredited either by the ACGME or the AOA that is in a clinical field the same as or related to the clinical field of the fellowship program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If there is a change in Program Directors during the Program year, the new Program Director must so notify the Board on a form approved by the Board for said notification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of a temporary postgraduate training permit shall not be construed to imply that the permit holder will be deemed eligible for a license to practice medicine in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall have the authority to refuse to issue or renew or to suspend, revoke, or limit a temporary postgraduate training permit based upon any of the grounds or violations enumerated in OCGA §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>. Nothing in this rule shall be construed to prevent the Board from denying or conditionally granting an application for a temporary postgraduate training permit.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.10" name="360-2-.10" title="360-2-.10">Rule 360-2-.10 Renewal of Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each permit holder shall notify the Board within thirty (30) days of all changes of address. Any mailing or notice from the Board shall be considered to be served on the permit holder when sent to the permit holder's last address on file with the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All temporary postgraduate training permits shall expire annually on June 30th, but may, in the discretion of the Board and upon application duly made and payment of the renewal fee required by the Board, be renewed annually for the duration of the postgraduate training program for a period not to exceed seven (7) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Deposit of the renewal fee by the Board does not indicate acceptance of the renewal application or that any permit requirements have been fulfilled.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for renewal, the permit holder must furnish satisfactory evidence that he or she continues to participate in the postgraduate training program indicated on the completed program director's certification form as required in Rule <a title="360-2-.09(3)(d)" href="360-2-.09#360-2-.09(3)(d)">360-2-.09(3)(d)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to renew a postgraduate training permit by the designated expiration date shall result in a penalty for late renewal as required by the Board. Postgraduate training permits that are not renewed within one month of expiration shall be revoked for failure to renew and a new application with the appropriate fee shall be required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit holder shall not participate in postgraduate training in this State after the expiration of a postgraduate training permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All renewal applicants must provide an affidavit and a secure and verifiable document in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-36-1(f). If the applicant has previously provided a secure and verifiable document and affidavit of United States citizenship, no additional documentation of citizenship is required for renewal. If the applicant for renewal is not a United States citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-U.S. citizens. If the applicant for renewal is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.11" name="360-2-.11" title="360-2-.11">Rule 360-2-.11 Termination of Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program director shall immediately notify the Board of withdrawal or termination of a permit holder from a postgraduate training program and of the reasons for said withdrawal or termination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit issued pursuant to Code Section 43-34-47 and Rules <a title="360-2-.09" href="360-2-.09">360-2-.09</a> or <a title="360-2-.10" href="360-2-.10">360-2-.10</a> shall automatically expire upon the permit holder's withdrawal or termination from, completion of the postgraduate training program or upon the permit holder obtaining a license to practice medicine under Article 2 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit holder who withdraws from a postgraduate training program and is accepted or appointed to participate in another postgraduate training program must apply for a new postgraduate training permit as provided in Rule <a title="360-2-.09" href="360-2-.09">360-2-.09</a>; however, the Board will not issue a new postgraduate training permit as provided herein if the permit holder's postgraduate training exceeds seven years.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.12" name="360-2-.12" title="360-2-.12">Rule 360-2-.12 Reporting Requirements for Program Directors Responsible for Training Temporary Postgraduate Permit Holders</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each training institution may designate a physician, who is licensed in this State pursuant to Article 2 of Chapter 34 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, who would qualify as a Program Director to fulfill the responsibilities as set forth in this rule. Any physician who completed the Program Director Certification form required by Rule <a title="360-2-.09" href="360-2-.09">360-2-.09</a> and who fails to comply with the reporting requirements of Rule <a title="360-2-.12" href="360-2-.12">360-2-.12</a> shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program directors must report to the Board the following within 15 days of the event: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a permit holder's withdrawal or termination from or completion of a postgraduate training program and the reasons for such termination or withdrawal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> the occurrence of any of the events identified as grounds for disciplinary action or as violations enumerated in O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a> or a practice restriction taken against a permit holder;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any permit holder who has an unauthorized absence from the program for any length of time in excess of two weeks and the reason;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the completion of the program year, Program Directors must provide the Board with a list of permit holders participating in the Program Director's postgraduate medical training program who are recommended for advancement to the next level.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.12(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the completion of the program year, Program Directors must report to the Board whether a permit holder participating in the Program Director's postgraduate medical training program has failed to advance in the program for performance or behavioral reasons.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.13" name="360-2-.13" title="360-2-.13">Rule 360-2-.13 Emergency Practice Permit</a></h2> <P>During an event for which the Governor of the State of Georgia has issued an executive order declaring a disaster or a state of emergency, the Board may waive some of the licensure requirements in order to permit the provision of emergency health services to the public. Before practicing medicine in Georgia under this provision, the applicant must receive the Board's approval of the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.13(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an application for this emergency practice permit;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.13(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> proof of current and unrestricted licensure in another state;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.13(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a current National Practitioner's Data Bank ("NPDB") Report and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.13(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a copy of a valid government issued photo id. <P>All permits issued under this provision shall be valid for 90 days or until the statement of emergency or disaster has been lifted by the Governor of the State of Georgia, whichever comes first.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.14" name="360-2-.14" title="360-2-.14">Rule 360-2-.14 Requirements for Approval of International Medical Schools</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An international medical school seeking Board approval pursuant to O.C.G.A. 43-34-26 shall provide the Board with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A completed application and application fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed self-assessment form that establishes or demonstrates that: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> MD Degree or equivalent. The medical school's educational program leads to an MD degree or the international equivalent, and the medical school's core curriculum and clinical instruction meets the standards of schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(i)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The medical school is owned and operated by the government of the country in which it is located, and the country in which it is located and the medical school's primary purpose is educating its own citizens to practice medicine in that country; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(i)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The medical school has a charter or registration by the jurisdiction in which it is domiciled and meets the standards set forth in subsections (b) (ii)-(xi) below.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mission and objectives. The institution shall have a clearly-stated written purpose and mission statement, and have institutional objectives that are consistent with preparing graduates to provide competent medical care. These must include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(ii)(A)">(A)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teaching, patient care, and service to the community;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(ii)(B)">(B)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The expectations concerning the education students will receive; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(ii)(C)">(C)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The role of basic science and clinical research as an integral component of its mission, including the importance, processes, and evaluation of research in medical education and practice.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Organization. The institution shall be organized as a definable academic unit responsible for a resident educational program that leads to the MD degree.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Curriculum. The structure and content of the educational program shall provide an adequate foundation in the basic and clinical sciences and shall enable students to learn the fundamental principles of medicine, to acquire critical judgment skills, and to use those principles and skills to provide competent medical care.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Governance. The administration and governance structure system shall allow the institution to accomplish its mission and objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Faculty. The faculty shall be qualified and sufficient in number to achieve the institution's objectives. A "qualified" faculty member is a person who possesses either a credential generally recognized in the field of instruction, or a a degree, professional license, or credential at least equivalent to the level of instruction being taught or evaluated. The institution shall have a formal ongoing faculty development process that will enable it to fulfill its mission and objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Admission and promotion standards. The institution shall have and adhere to standards governing admission requirements and student selection and promotion that are consistent with the institution's mission and objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Financial resources. The institution shall possess sufficient financial resources to accomplish its mission and objectives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Facilities. The institution shall have, or have access to, facilities, laboratories, equipment, and library resources that are sufficient to support the educational programs offered by the institution and to enable it to fulfill its mission and objectives. If the institution utilizes affiliated institutions to provide clinical instruction, the institution shall be fully responsible for the conduct and quality of the educational program at those affiliated institutions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records. The institution shall maintain and make available for inspection any records that relate to the institution's compliance with this section for at least five years, except that student transcripts shall be retained indefinitely.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(1)(b)(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Branch campuses. An institution with more than one campus shall have written policies and procedures governing the division and sharing of administrative and teaching responsibilities between the central administration and faculty, and the administration and faculty of the other locations. These policies shall be consistent with the institution's mission and objectives. The institution shall be fully responsible for the conduct and quality of the educational programs at these sites. If an institution operates a branch campus located within the United States or Canada, instruction received at that branch campus shall be deemed to be instruction received and evaluated at that institution. For the purpose of this section, the term "branch campus" means a site other than the main location of the institution, but does not include any hospital at which only clinical instruction is provided.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may, on its own or at the request of an institution, determine whether an institution meets the requirements of subsections 1(a) and 1(b). The Board shall have the discretion to determine whether a site visit is necessary in order to verify the accuracy and completeness of the data provided and to conduct an in-depth review of the program to determine whether the institution is in compliance with these regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may receive, review, evaluate, and process any materials and visit the facilities of an institution seeking approval of their program, or the Board may contract with an independent company or agency to perform those services for and make recommendations to the Board. The Board shall make the final decision regarding the approval of an institution and its program. All costs related to the evaluation and review process, including costs for a site visit, must be paid by the institution under review and be negotiated with the Board or the company selected by the Board to perform the evaluation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An institution's failure to provide requested data regarding its educational program or to cooperate with a site visit team shall be grounds for disapproval of its educational program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an institution receives and wishes to retain the Board approval of its educational program, it shall do the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notify the Board, in writing, no later than 30 days after making any changes to the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Location;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mission, purpose, or objectives;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Change of name;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any change in curriculum or other circumstances that would affect the institution's compliance with subsections (a) and (b);.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(a)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shift of change in control. A "shift or change in control" means any change in the power or to manage, direct, or influence the conduct, policies, and affairs of the institution from one person or group of people to another person or group of people. This does not include the replacement of an administrator with another person, if the owner does not transfer any interest in, or relinquish any control of, the institution to that person.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every seven years, the institution shall submit to the Board documentation sufficient to establish that it remains in compliance with the requirements of this section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The documentation submitted pursuant to subsection (5)(b) shall be reviewed by the Board or its designee to determine whether the institution remains in compliance with the requirements of this section. The Board shall make the decision if the institution remains in compliance.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may, at any time, withdraw its determination of approval when an institution is no longer in compliance with this section. Prior to withdrawing its determination of approval, the Board shall send the institution a written notice of its intent to withdraw its approval, identifying those deficiencies upon which it is proposing to base the withdrawal, and giving the institution 120 days from the date of the notice to respond to the notice. The Board shall have the sole discretion to determine whether a site visit is necessary in order to ascertain the institution's compliance with this section. The Board shall notify the institution of its decision and the basis for that decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.14(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The approval process outlined in this rule does not apply to medical schools that have already been classified as "Approved Medical Schools" in Rule <a title="360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)" href="360-2-.01#360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)">360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)</a>. Pursuant to Rule <a title="360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)" href="360-2-.01#360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)">360-2-.01(1)(g)(i)</a>, "Approved Medical Schools" are medical schools located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada and those listed on the Medical Schools Recognized by the Medical Board of California (effective February 4, 2010, adopted by reference).</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.15" name="360-2-.15" title="360-2-.15">Rule 360-2-.15 Administrative Licenses</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Definitions. As used in this rule, the following words shall mean: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Administrative Medicine" means administration or management utilizing the medical and clinical knowledge, skill, and judgment of a licensed physician capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person but shall not include the practice of medicine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Administrative medicine license" means a licensed issued by the Board to engage in the practice of administrative medicine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Board" means the Georgia Composite Medical Board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for an administrative medicine license shall meet all the requirements for issuance of a full license as provided in Rule <a title="360-2-.01" href="360-2-.01">360-2-.01</a> except that the applicant shall not be required to show recent clinical practice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An administrative license, once issued, shall be renewable as provided in Rule <a title="360-2-.05" href="360-2-.05">360-2-.05</a> and such applicant for renewal must comply with the provisions relating to continuing education as provided in Rule <a title="360-15-.01" href="360-15-.01">360-15-.01</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person holding an administrative medicine license shall not be authorized to perform any surgical procedure, write prescriptions, or practice any clinical medicine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensees shall be subject to disciplinary provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-8&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-8</a>, as well as the Board rules governing unprofessional conduct.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This Rule shall have no effect on any person holding an unrestricted license issued prior to the effective date of this Rule; provided, however, that the license of any physician who has agreed to a board order where the only requirement of the order is the restriction of practice to administrative medicine based solely on the failure to meet the licensure clinical requirements to be engaged in the active practice of medicine may convert the license to an administrative medicine license by applying to the Board for such change and the Board's order regarding such physician shall be terminated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may convert an administrative license to a full and unrestricted license. In order to convert an administrative medicine license to a full and unrestricted license, the administrative medicine licensee shall submit an application to the Board and shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board such licensee has the clinical competence to practice medicine under an unrestricted license and meets all applicable eligibility requirements for an unrestricted license including, but not be limited to, requiring the administrative medicine licensee to pass any examination or examinations the board deems necessary demonstrating clinical competency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.15(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The fee for the application and for renewals and late renewals shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-2-.16" name="360-2-.16" title="360-2-.16">Rule 360-2-.16 Educational Training Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician licensed in another state or foreign country who intends to enter into this state for the sole purpose of participating in or providing educational training that involves the provision of patient care must apply for an educational training certificate in order to provide patient care. For purposes of this rule "educational training" shall include medical education training, conference, clinics, workshops or courses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant for an education training certificate must complete an application form provided by the Board, including all required documents, signatures and seals. Said application must include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of licensure in good standing in the applicant's current and licensing jurisdictions on a form approved by the Board. For the purpose of this rule "good standing" shall mean that the applicant has had no disciplinary action taken against his/her license by any state and that his/her license in any state is still active.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A current report from the National Practitioner's Databank.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information about the educational program including: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program Sponsor</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of program agendas, including the name of the provider(s), and the topics covered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other instructor's names and credentials</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Location of the course.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fee as set by the Board on the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-2-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any educational training certificate issued by the Board will be valid for three months after issuance. After that time, it will expire. Any out of state physician needing additional time for an educational training certificate must reapply for an additional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.01" name="360-2-.01" title="360-2-.01">Rule 360-2-.01 Requirements for Licensure</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.02" name="360-2-.02" title="360-2-.02">Rule 360-2-.02 Requirements for Step 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.03" name="360-2-.03" title="360-2-.03">Rule 360-2-.03 Temporary Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.04" name="360-2-.04" title="360-2-.04">Rule 360-2-.04 Duplicate Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.05" name="360-2-.05" title="360-2-.05">Rule 360-2-.05 Renewal Applications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.06" name="360-2-.06" title="360-2-.06">Rule 360-2-.06 Inactive Licensure Status</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.07" name="360-2-.07" title="360-2-.07">Rule 360-2-.07 Reinstatement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.08" name="360-2-.08" title="360-2-.08">Rule 360-2-.08 Volunteers in Medicine</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.09" name="360-2-.09" title="360-2-.09">Rule 360-2-.09 Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.10" name="360-2-.10" title="360-2-.10">Rule 360-2-.10 Renewal of Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.11" name="360-2-.11" title="360-2-.11">Rule 360-2-.11 Termination of Temporary Postgraduate Training Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.12" name="360-2-.12" title="360-2-.12">Rule 360-2-.12 Reporting Requirements for Program Directors Responsible for Training Temporary Postgraduate Permit Holders</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.13" name="360-2-.13" title="360-2-.13">Rule 360-2-.13 Emergency Practice Permit</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.14" name="360-2-.14" title="360-2-.14">Rule 360-2-.14 Requirements for Approval of International Medical Schools</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.15" name="360-2-.15" title="360-2-.15">Rule 360-2-.15 Administrative Licenses</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-2-.16" name="360-2-.16" title="360-2-.16">Rule 360-2-.16 Educational Training Certificate</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2017 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>