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name="360-28-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final disciplinary action means: <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="360-28-.01(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any of the following final disciplinary actions taken by the Board or its counterpart in any other state, any state licensing board in Georgia or in any other state within the ten year period immediately prior to the date of the profile: <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="360-28-.01(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Refusal to grant a license to an applicant;</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="360-28-.01(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public or private reprimand, provided that the first private reprimand shall not be reported for physician profiles;</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="360-28-.01(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> License suspension for a definite 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="360-28-.01(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Limitation or restriction of a 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="360-28-.01(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> License revocation;</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="360-28-.01(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conditioning the penalty or withholding formal disposition upon the physician's submission to the care counseling or treatment of physicians or other professional persons, and the completion of such care, counseling or treatment as directed by the licensing 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="360-28-.01(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Probation;</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="360-28-.01(2)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Final" in disciplinary action under section (a) of <a title="360-28-.01" href="360-28-.01">360-28-.01</a> (2) means: <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="360-28-.01(2)(a)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In contested cases, any of the discipline listed in <a title="360-28-.01" href="360-28-.01">360-28-.01</a> (2)(a)1. through 7. imposed by final decision of the Board, its counterpart in any other state, any state licensing board in Georgia or in any other 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="360-28-.01(2)(a)8.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any of the discipline listed in <a title="360-28-.01" href="360-28-.01">360-28-.01</a> (2)(a) 1. through 7. that was imposed by agreement between the physician and the Board or its counterpart in any other state or any state licensing board in Georgia or in any other state.</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="360-28-.01(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any final hospital disciplinary action resulting in revocation or any restriction of hospital privileges, either involuntary or by agreement, for reasons related to competence or character that is taken on or after April 11, 2001 and within the ten-year period immediately prior to the date of the profile.</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="360-28-.01(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final disciplinary action taken prior to April 11, 2001 shall not be included within the definition of this term.</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="360-28-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Current profile means the most recent profile on file with and published 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="360-28-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Judgment means court decision and shall include criminal convictions and entered pleas of nolo contendere.</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="360-28-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Physician means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed by the Board pursuant to Article 2, Chapter 34, 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="360-28-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Medical school faculties mean academic appointments. The term medical school faculties shall not include hospital affiliation or privileges.</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="360-28-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Profile questionnaire means the form attached to this chapter as Exhibit 1.</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="360-28-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public means any person or entity.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.02" name="360-28-.02" title="360-28-.02">Rule 360-28-.02 Initial Profile Information</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="360-28-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board will mail letters with profile instructions to the last known address of all licensed physicians in this state. Each licensed physician is required to submit a fully completed profile that is received by the Board on or before the date designated in the letter.</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="360-28-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Profiles submitted without the physician's signature to the affirmation will not be accepted as complete profiles.</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="360-28-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A second written notice will be sent to the last known address of those physicians whose profile was not received by the designated date. The second notice will advise the physician that failure to comply with the second request for a fully completed profile shall be a violation of Chapter 34A of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and shall result in penalties pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 43- 34A-7 and Rule <a title="360-28-.07" href="360-28-.07">360-28-.07</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="360-28-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> New licensees will be required to submit a fully completed profile within sixty (60) days after receipt of the Board's request for profile information. Profile requests mailed by the Board will be deemed received by the licensee within five (5) days of the date shown on the request unless the licensee provides satisfactory evidence to the Board establishing a later receipt date.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.03" name="360-28-.03" title="360-28-.03">Rule 360-28-.03 Submission of Profile Information via the Internet</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="360-28-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Profile questionnaires may be completed by licensed physicians and submitted to the Board via the Internet at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.medicalboard.ga.gov" target="_blank">www.medicalboard.ga.gov</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="360-28-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Physicians wishing to submit profile information via the Internet will be given a user identification (ID) and personal identification number (PIN). Only the Board can reset a physician's user ID and/or PIN.</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="360-28-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Before a profile is accepted as complete via the Internet, the physician will be given the opportunity to review the profile. The physician will then be asked to swear and affirm that the information provided is true and correct. If the physician indicated that the information provided is true and correct, said action will be deemed to be the physician's signature.</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="360-28-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a physician submits a fully completed profile via the Internet, a confirmation of receipt will be displayed on the computer screen and the confirmation may be printed by the physician for his or her records.</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="360-28-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once the fully completed initial profile is received via the Internet, the Board will mail a hard copy of the profile to the physician.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.04" name="360-28-.04" title="360-28-.04">Rule 360-28-.04 Optional Information</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="360-28-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the physician's request, the following information may be included in the profile: <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="360-28-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identification of translating services currently available at the primary practice setting;</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="360-28-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of six appointments to medical school faculties, occurring within the ten (10) years immediately preceding the date of the request for inclusion in the profile;</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="360-28-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of four articles in professional publications and journals;</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="360-28-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of five professional or community service memberships or activities; 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="360-28-.04(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of five awards received.</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="360-28-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The physician may request inclusion of optional information at the time of filing the initial profile or by submitting an update in accordance with the provisions of Rule <a title="360-28-.04" href="360-28-.04">360-28-.04</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.05" name="360-28-.05" title="360-28-.05">Rule 360-28-.05 Updates and Corrections</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="360-28-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician shall utilize the form attached to this chapter as Exhibit 2 to update or correct the physician's profile.</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="360-28-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician may update or correct profile information via the Internet, except that a physician will not be permitted to update the following profile items listed 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=43-34A-3&amp;title=43#43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)" target="_newtab">43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)</a> after initial publication: <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="360-28-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Felony criminal convictions.</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="360-28-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Felony charges to which a plea of nolo contendere was entered.</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="360-28-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final disciplinary actions by a regulatory board 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=43-34A-3&amp;title=43#43-34A-3(c)" target="_newtab">43-34A-3(c)</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="360-28-.05(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final revocations or any final disciplinary actions resulting in any restriction of hospital privileges, either involuntary or by agreement, for reasons related to competence or character.</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="360-28-.05(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resignations from or nonrenewal of staff privileges taken in lieu of or in settlement of pending disciplinary action related to competence or character.</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="360-28-.05(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final medical malpractice court judgments, medical malpractice awards or medical malpractice settlements that are required to be disclosed pursuant to Code Sections <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34A-3&amp;title=43#43-34A-3(c)(16)" target="_newtab">43-34A-3(c)(16)</a> and 43-34A- 3(c)(17).</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="360-28-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a profile is updated or corrected regarding malpractice, hospital staff privileges, or disciplinary action, whether by submission of a hard copy or via the Internet, the Board will mail a copy of the updated or corrected profile as published to the physician.</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="360-28-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The profile items listed 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=43-34A-3&amp;title=43#43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)" target="_newtab">43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)</a> shall be reported to the Board within 10 days of the judgment, award, settlement, revocation, resignation and/or disciplinary action. <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="360-28-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When updating or correcting the profile items listed 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=43-34A-3&amp;title=43#43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)" target="_newtab">43-34A-3(c)(11) through (17)</a>, the physician shall provide the Board with a copy of the judgment, award, settlement, revocation and/or disciplinary action.</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="360-28-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to report this information within 10 days of judgment, award, settlement, revocation, resignation and/or disciplinary action may result in 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="360-28-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All other changes to the physician's profile, including practice address, shall be reported by the physician to the Board, <I>in writing or via the Internet</I>, within 30 days of the date of the 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="360-28-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It is the responsibility of the physician to submit on a form provided by the Board notification of changes in the physician profile including, but not limited to any outdated information on the profile involving malpractice information, hospital disciplinary actions, resignations or non-renewals, changes of address or practice and malpractice insurance status.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.06" name="360-28-.06" title="360-28-.06">Rule 360-28-.06 Physician Comments</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="360-28-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician shall have thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of a copy of the initial profile to submit comments to the Board regarding information to be published in the initial profile.</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="360-28-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician shall have thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of an amended profile, if the amendment relates to malpractice, hospital staff privileges or disciplinary action, to submit comments regarding information that has been published in the amended profile.</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="360-28-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the profile or amended profile mailed to the physician by the Board shall be deemed received by the physician five (5) days after the date of mailing, unless the physician submits satisfactory evidence to the Board of a later receipt date.</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="360-28-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician's comments shall not exceed 100 words and must be in regard to information published in the physician's profile or amended profile, whichever is applicable.</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="360-28-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician's comments shall not reveal patient names or information that would reveal the identity of a patient, shall not contain profanity and the comments shall not contain information that is confidential, defamatory or libelous pursuant to state and/or federal law.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.07" name="360-28-.07" title="360-28-.07">Rule 360-28-.07 Submission of False or Misleading Information</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="360-28-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The physician is solely responsible for the submission of accurate profile information to the Board and may not delegate this responsibility to another. Any profile information submitted to the Board, either electronically or via hard copy, in the name of the physician, will be deemed to be completed and filed by that physician.</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="360-28-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of false or misleading information by the physician may constitute a violation 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=43-34-37&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-37</a> and may be grounds for disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.08" name="360-28-.08" title="360-28-.08">Rule 360-28-.08 Non-compliance with Request for Profile Information</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="360-28-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Compliance with the request for profile information from the Board is mandatory.</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="360-28-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to return the completed profile form constitutes a violation of Chapter 34A 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="360-28-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board shall assess a fine of up to $100.00 per day for each day that the physician is not in compliance.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-28-.09" name="360-28-.09" title="360-28-.09">Rule 360-28-.09 Dissemination of Profiles</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="360-28-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Profiles shall be disseminated to the public via the Internet at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.medicalboard.ga.gov" target="_blank">www.medicalboard.ga.gov</a> or by mail.</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="360-28-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requests for profiles may be made by telephone, in writing or by electronic mail.</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="360-28-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A request for profile information received after 5:00 p.m. on a business day will be deemed received on the next business day.</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="360-28-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The identity of the person or entity requesting a physician's profile and the request shall be confidential.</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="360-28-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician may make his or her current, unaltered board-approved profile available to the physician's patients.</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="360-28-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A physician who knowingly disperses a profile that does not disclose recent disciplinary actions, criminal convictions, revocations or restriction of hospital privileges, settlements, medical malpractice judgments or arbitration awards pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 43-34A- 3(c)(11) through (17) shall have violated O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-37&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-37</a> and be subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/Exhibit(360-28) 1" name="(360-28) 1" title="(360-28) 1">Exhibit (360-28) 1 </a></h2> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2017/360-28-.09_001.jpg" alt=" image: ga/admin/2017/360-28-.09_001.jpg"></P> </P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.01" name="360-28-.01" title="360-28-.01">Rule 360-28-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.02" name="360-28-.02" title="360-28-.02">Rule 360-28-.02 Initial Profile Information</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.03" name="360-28-.03" title="360-28-.03">Rule 360-28-.03 Submission of Profile Information via the Internet</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.04" name="360-28-.04" title="360-28-.04">Rule 360-28-.04 Optional Information</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.05" name="360-28-.05" title="360-28-.05">Rule 360-28-.05 Updates and Corrections</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.06" name="360-28-.06" title="360-28-.06">Rule 360-28-.06 Physician Comments</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.07" name="360-28-.07" title="360-28-.07">Rule 360-28-.07 Submission of False or Misleading Information</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.08" name="360-28-.08" title="360-28-.08">Rule 360-28-.08 Non-compliance with Request for Profile Information</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-28-.09" name="360-28-.09" title="360-28-.09">Rule 360-28-.09 Dissemination of Profiles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/Exhibit(360-28) 1" name="(360-28) 1" title="(360-28) 1">Exhibit (360-28) 1 </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 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