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Licensing in the USA keeps coming up

Postby CaribMD » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:24 pm

This issue of California, NY, FL and TX keeps coming up let me explain this

here is a copy of Texas for example
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heres the Laws I just copied to day: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/rules/rules/bdrules.php

Quote:
§163.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, (concerning General Definitions) when

used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(1) Acceptable approved medical school--A medical school or college located in the United States or Canada that has been accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education.
(2) Acceptable unapproved medical school--A school or college located outside the United States or Canada that:
(A) is substantially equivalent to a Texas medical school; and
(B) has not been disapproved by a state physician licensing or education agency.
(i) If another state's physician licensing agency or education agency has determined that a medical degree conferred by a medical school is not the equivalent of an accredited or authorized degree or has otherwise disapproved the medical school, the board will not recognize the medical school as an acceptable unapproved medical school, unless:
(I) the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has determined that a degree conferred by the medical school is the equivalent of an accredited or authorized degree through the review process described by §61.3021, Texas Education Code; or
(II) the applicant can provide evidence that the determination or disapproval by the other state was unfounded.
(ii) A fraudulent or substandard medical school operating outside the United States or Canada shall not be an acceptable unapproved medical school. "Fraudulent or substandard," as used in this subsection, has the meaning assigned by §61.302, Texas Education Code. If the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certifies that it has determined, through the review process described by §61.3021, Texas Education Code, that a medical degree conferred by a medical school is not the equivalent of an accredited or authorized degree, the board will not recognize the medical school as an acceptable unapproved medical school.
(iii) This subsection shall not affect any person who received a license from the board prior to a determination by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board through the review process described by §31.3021, Texas Education Code.


§163.2. Full Texas Medical License.
(a) Graduates of medical schools in the United States or Canada. To be eligible for full licensure, an applicant who is a graduate from a school in the United States or Canada must:
(1) be 21 years of age;
(2) be of good professional character as defined under §163.1(9) of this title;
(3) have completed 60 semester hours of college courses as defined under §163.1(11) of this title;
(4) be a graduate of an acceptable approved medical school as defined under §163.1(2) of this title;
(5) have successfully completed a one-year training program of graduate medical training in the United States or Canada as defined under §163.1(10) of this title;
(6) submit evidence of passing an examination accepted by the board for licensure as defined under §163.6(a) of this title:
(7) pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination.
(b) Graduates of medical schools outside the United States or Canada. To be eligible for full licensure, an applicant who is a graduate from a school outside the United States or Canada must:
(1) be 21 years of age;
(2) be of good professional character as defined under §163.1(9) of this title;
(3) have completed 60 semester hours of college courses as defined under §163.1(11) of this title;
(4) be a graduate of:
(A) an acceptable unapproved medical school as defined under §163.1(2) of this title; or
(B) a medical school that meets the board's requirements for substantial equivalence to a Texas medical school and:
(i) have passed the basic sciences portion of an acceptable examination listed in §163.6(a) of this title within two attempts;
(ii) have not been the subject of disciplinary action by any other state, the uniformed services of the United States, or the applicant's peers in a local, regional, state, or national professional medical association or staff of a hospital;
(iii) have, on a full-time basis, actively diagnosed or treated patients or have been on the active teaching faculty of an acceptable approved medical school for three of the last four years preceding receipt of an Application for licensure, which may include post-graduate training (The term "full-time basis" shall have the same meaning provided in §163.11(b) of this title); and
(iv) hold a certificate from a specialty board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists or have passed a monitored examination leading to such certification by the specialty board.
(5) have successfully completed a three-year training program of graduate medical training in the United States or Canada as defined under §163.1(14) of this title;
(6) submit evidence of passing an examination accepted by the board for licensure as defined under §163.6 of this title;
(7) pass the Texas Medical Jurisprudence Examination;
(Cool be eligible for licensure in country of graduation as defined under §163.1(Cool of this title;
(9) possess a valid certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG);
(10) have the ability to communicate in the English language; and
(11) have supplied all additional information that the board may require concerning the applicant's medical school.
(c) Fifth Pathway Program. To be eligible for licensure, an applicant who has completed a Fifth Pathway Program must:
(1) be at least 21 years of age;
(2) be of good professional character as defined under §163.1(9) of this title;
(3) have completed 60 semester hours of college courses as defined under §163.1(12) of this title;


This is typical of what I read, to note this St. Mattews is unapproved by California but their are graduates licensed within the Last year in Texas.


And New York:

http://www.op.nysed.gov/med.htm
§6528. Qualification of certain applicants for licensure.

1. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article or any law to the contrary, an individual who at the time of his enrollment in a medical school outside the United States is a resident of the United States shall be eligible for licensure in this state if he has satisfied the requirements of subdivisions one, five, six, seven and eight of section sixty-five hundred twenty-four of this chapter and:
1. has studied medicine in a medical school located outside the United States which is recognized by the World Health Organization;
2. has completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship and/or social service;
3. has attained a score satisfactory to a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education on a qualifying examination acceptable to the state board for medicine, and has satisfactorily completed one academic year of supervised clinical training under the direction of such medical school;
4. has completed the post-graduate hospital training required by the Board of all applicants for licensure; and
5. has passed the examination required by the Board of all applicants for licensure.
2. Satisfaction of the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) of this section shall be in lieu of the completion of any foreign internship and/or social service requirements, and no such requirements shall be a condition of licensure as a physician in this State.
3. Satisfaction of the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) of this section shall be in lieu of certification by the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, and such certification shall not be a condition of licensure as a physician in this State for candidates who have completed the requirements of subdivision (a) of this section.
4. No hospital licensed by this State, or operated by the State or a political subdivision thereof, or which receives state financial assistance, directly or indirectly, shall require an individual who has satisfied the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a) of this section, and who at the time of his enrollment in a medical school outside the United States is a resident of the United States, to satisfy any further education or examination requirements prior to commencing an internship or residency.
5. A document granted by a medical school located outside the United States which is recognized by the World Health Organization issued after the completion of all the formal requirements of such foreign medical school except internship and/or social service shall, upon certification by the medical school in which such training was received of satisfactory completion by the person to whom such document was issued of the requirements listed in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of this section, be deemed the equivalent of a degree of doctor of medicine for purposes of licensure and practice as a physician in this State.


If you notice both states have provisions for Unapproved schools, a process to get a license even though the school is unapproved.

Florida has the same thing

California is the only state who does not do this, they approve each school and have a list unlike these states

Schools on the approved lists Licensure is more assured.

So you all understand now? I just copied these 2 minutes ago BTW.
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Postby CaribMD » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:40 pm

oh Florida for for the heck of it:

The 2007 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS

Chapter 458
MEDICAL PRACTICE

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458.311 Licensure by examination; requirements; fees.--

(1) Any person desiring to be licensed as a physician, who does not hold a valid license in any state, shall apply to the department on forms furnished by the department. The department shall license each applicant who the board certifies:

(a) Has completed the application form and remitted a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $500.

(b) Is at least 21 years of age.

(c) Is of good moral character.

(d) Has not committed any act or offense in this or any other jurisdiction which would constitute the basis for disciplining a physician pursuant to s. 458.331.

(e) For any applicant who has graduated from medical school after October 1, 1992, has completed the equivalent of 2 academic years of preprofessional, postsecondary education, as determined by rule of the board, which shall include, at a minimum, courses in such fields as anatomy, biology, and chemistry prior to entering medical school.

(f) Meets one of the following medical education and postgraduate training requirements:

1.a. Is a graduate of an allopathic medical school or allopathic college recognized and approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Office of Education or is a graduate of an allopathic medical school or allopathic college within a territorial jurisdiction of the United States recognized by the accrediting agency of the governmental body of that jurisdiction;

b. If the language of instruction of the medical school is other than English, has demonstrated competency in English through presentation of a satisfactory grade on the Test of Spoken English of the Educational Testing Service or a similar test approved by rule of the board; and

c. Has completed an approved residency of at least 1 year.

2.a. Is a graduate of an allopathic foreign medical school registered with the World Health Organization and certified pursuant to s. 458.314 as having met the standards required to accredit medical schools in the United States or reasonably comparable standards;

b. If the language of instruction of the foreign medical school is other than English, has demonstrated competency in English through presentation of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates English proficiency certificate or by a satisfactory grade on the Test of Spoken English of the Educational Testing Service or a similar test approved by rule of the board; and

c. Has completed an approved residency of at least 1 year.

3.a. Is a graduate of an allopathic foreign medical school which has not been certified pursuant to s. 458.314;

b. Has had his or her medical credentials evaluated by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, holds an active, valid certificate issued by that commission, and has passed the examination utilized by that commission; and

c. Has completed an approved residency of at least 1 year; however, after October 1, 1992, the applicant shall have completed an approved residency or fellowship of at least 2 years in one specialty area. However, to be acceptable, the fellowship experience and training must be counted toward regular or subspecialty certification by a board recognized and certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

(g) Has submitted to the department a set of fingerprints on a form and under procedures specified by the department, along with a payment in an amount equal to the costs incurred by the Department of Health for the criminal background check of the applicant.

(h) Has obtained a passing score, as established by rule of the board, on the licensure examination of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); or a combination of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), the examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (FLEX), or the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners up to the year 2000; or for the purpose of examination of any applicant who was licensed on the basis of a state board examination and who is currently licensed in at least one other jurisdiction of the United States or Canada, and who has practiced pursuant to such licensure for a period of at least 10 years, use of the Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (SPEX) upon receipt of a passing score as established by rule of the board. However, for the purpose of examination of any applicant who was licensed on the basis of a state board examination prior to 1974, who is currently licensed in at least three other jurisdictions of the United States or Canada, and who has practiced pursuant to such licensure for a period of at least 20 years, this paragraph does not apply.

(2) As prescribed by board rule, the board may require an applicant who does not pass the national licensing examination after five attempts to complete additional remedial education or training. The board shall prescribe the additional requirements in a manner that permits the applicant to complete the requirements and be reexamined within 2 years after the date the applicant petitions the board to retake the examination a sixth or subsequent time.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraph (1)(f)3., a graduate of a foreign medical school need not present the certificate issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates or pass the examination utilized by that commission if the graduate:

(a) Has received a bachelor's degree from an accredited United States college or university.

(b) Has studied at a medical school which is recognized by the World Health Organization.

(c) Has completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school, except the internship or social service requirements, and has passed part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners examination or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates examination equivalent.

(d) Has completed an academic year of supervised clinical training in a hospital affiliated with a medical school approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and upon completion has passed part II of the National Board of Medical Examiners examination or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates examination equivalent.

(4) The department and the board shall assure that applicants for licensure meet the criteria in subsection (1) through an investigative process. When the investigative process is not completed within the time set out in s. 120.60(1) and the department or board has reason to believe that the applicant does not meet the criteria, the 1State Surgeon General or the 1State Surgeon General's designee may issue a 90-day licensure delay which shall be in writing and sufficient to notify the applicant of the reason for the delay. The provisions of this subsection shall control over any conflicting provisions of s. 120.60(1).

(5) The board may not certify to the department for licensure any applicant who is under investigation in another jurisdiction for an offense which would constitute a violation of this chapter until such investigation is completed. Upon completion of the investigation, the provisions of s. 458.331 shall apply. Furthermore, the department may not issue an unrestricted license to any individual who has committed any act or offense in any jurisdiction which would constitute the basis for disciplining a physician pursuant to s. 458.331. When the board finds that an individual has committed an act or offense in any jurisdiction which would constitute the basis for disciplining a physician pursuant to s. 458.331, then the board may enter an order imposing one or more of the terms set forth in subsection (8).

(6) Each applicant who meets the requirements of this chapter shall be licensed as a physician, with rights as defined by law.

(7) Upon certification by the board, the department shall impose conditions, limitations, or restrictions on a license if the applicant is on probation in another jurisdiction for an act which would constitute a violation of this chapter.

(8) When the board determines that any applicant for licensure has failed to meet, to the board's satisfaction, each of the appropriate requirements set forth in this section, it may enter an order requiring one or more of the following terms:

(a) Refusal to certify to the department an application for licensure, certification, or registration;

(b) Certification to the department of an application for licensure, certification, or registration with restrictions on the scope of practice of the licensee; or

(c) Certification to the department of an application for licensure, certification, or registration with placement of the physician on probation for a period of time and subject to such conditions as the board may specify, including, but not limited to, requiring the physician to submit to treatment, attend continuing education courses, submit to reexamination, or work under the supervision of another physician.


As you can see again you can be Licensed from a "non approved school"

Please remember yo always need to check these things out as I did again tonight, it took 10 minutes each and here we go, so 1 day to check on the web all 50 states I would think, short time to get the right answers.

Oh calling the Boards is a waste of time the Clerks do not know the laws.
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Re: Licensing in the USA keeps coming up

Postby sova196 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:54 am

I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me!
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