4731.292 Application for limited certificate.

The state medical board may register, without examination, persons who are not citizens of the United States, but who hold the degree of doctor of medicine or the degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery, for the purpose of permitting such persons to practice in hospitals operated by the state. Registration pursuant to this section permits practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery in state operated institutions under the supervision of the medical staff of such institution until the next scheduled examination prescribed by the state medical board in its rules.

An applicant for a limited certificate to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery shall furnish proof, satisfactory to the board, that:

(A) The applicant has filed an application for naturalization and that such application has not been rejected or withdrawn, or if not yet eligible to file an application for naturalization, the applicant has filed a declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States in an appropriate court of record.

(B) The applicant has successfully passed the educational council for foreign medical graduates test.

(C) The applicant is at least eighteen years of age and of good moral character.

(D) The applicant is a graduate of a medical or osteopathic school or college which is reputable and in good standing in the judgment of the board.

(E) The applicant will limit the applicant's practice and training within the physical confines of the institution for which the limited certificate to practice is granted.

(F) The medical staff of the institution for which the limited certificate to practice is granted has approved in writing the applicant's application for such certificate.

(G) The applicant will practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery only under the supervision of the attending medical staff of the institution for which the limited certificate is granted.

(H) The applicant has made application to take the state medical board examination as provided by this section.

Registration pursuant to this section shall be valid until such time as the applicant takes the state medical board examination. If the applicant passes the examination, the applicant shall then be granted a limited certificate to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery. A holder of a limited certificate to practice, upon completion of the requisite training and upon receipt of United States citizenship, shall be entitled to receive an unlimited license to practice.

A limited certificate to practice issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of one year only, but may be renewed, in the discretion of the board and upon application duly made, annually, with the written approval of the medical staff of the institution for which the limited certificate to practice has been issued, but no limited certificate shall be renewed more than four times. The fee to be paid to the board for the issuances of the pre-examination registration permit to engage in limited practice shall be one hundred dollars; the fee to be paid for each renewal of a limited certificate shall be ten dollars.

An applicant for a limited certificate to practice must take an examination prescribed by the board in its rules at the first reasonable opportunity. Failure to take the examination at the first reasonable opportunity authorizes the termination of the pre-examination registration permit to engage in a limited practice as defined in this section.

The holder of a valid limited certificate to practice may engage in the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery only under the supervision of a member of the medical staff of the institution for which the limited certificate to practice has been issued, and only within physical confines of the institution so named. A limited certificate to practice may be revoked by the board upon proof, satisfactory to the board, that the holder thereof has engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state outside the scope of the holder's certificate, or upon proof that the holder thereof has engaged in unethical conduct or has violated section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

The board may promulgate such additional rules and regulations as the board finds necessary to effect the purpose of this section.

Cite as R.C. § 4731.292

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 12-22-1992 .