4731.291 Application for training certificate.

(A) An individual seeking to pursue an internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program in this state, who does not hold a certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery issued under this chapter, shall apply to the state medical board for a training certificate. The application shall be made on forms that the board shall furnish and shall be accompanied by an application fee of seventy-five dollars. An applicant for a training certificate shall furnish to the board of all the following:

(1) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is at least eighteen years of age and is of good moral character.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has been accepted or appointed to participate in this state in one of the following:

(a) An internship or residency program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association;

(b) A clinical fellowship program at an institution with a residency program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association that is in a clinical field the same as or related to the clinical field of the fellowship program;

(3) Information identifying the beginning and ending dates of the period for which the applicant has been accepted or appointed to participate in the internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program;

(4) Any other information that the board requires.

(B) If no grounds for denying a certificate under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code apply, and the applicant meets the requirements of division (A) of this section, the board shall issue a training certificate to the applicant. The board shall not require an examination as a condition of receiving a training certificate. A training certificate issued pursuant to this section shall be valid only for the period of one year, but may in the discretion of the board and upon application duly made, be renewed annually for a maximum of five years. The fee for renewal of a training certificate shall be thirty-five dollars. The board shall maintain a register of all individuals who hold training certificates.

(C) The holder of a valid training certificate shall be entitled to perform such acts as may be prescribed by or incidental to the holder's internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program, but the holder shall not be entitled otherwise to engage in the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state. The holder shall limit activities under the certificate to the programs of the hospitals or facilities for which the training certificate is issued. The holder shall train only under the supervision of the physicians responsible for supervision as part of the internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program. A training certificate may be revoked by the board upon proof, satisfactory to the board, that the holder thereof has engaged in practice in this state outside the scope of the internship, residency, or clinical fellowship program for which the training certificate has been issued, or upon proof, satisfactory to the board, that the holder thereof has engaged in unethical conduct or that there are grounds for action against the holder under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

(D) The board may adopt rules as the board finds necessary to effect the purpose of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 4731.291

History. Effective Date: 03-09-1999