4731.294 Special activity certificate.

(A) The state medical board may issue, without examination, a special activity certificate to any person seeking to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in conjunction with a special activity, program, or event taking place in this state.

(B) An applicant for a special activity certificate shall hold a telemedicine certificate issued under section 4731.296 of the Revised Code or submit evidence satisfactory to the board of all of the following:

(1) The applicant holds a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued by another state or country and that within the two-year period immediately preceding application, the applicant has done one of the following:

(a) Actively practiced medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in the United States;

(b) Participated in a graduate medical education program accredited by either the accreditation council for graduate medical education of the American medical association or the American osteopathic association;

(c) Successfully passed the federation licensing examination established by the federation of state medical boards, a special examination established by the federation of state medical boards, or all parts of a standard medical licensing examination established for purposes of determining the competence of individuals to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in the United States.

(2) The applicant meets the same educational requirements that individuals must meet under sections 4731.09 , 4731.091 , and 4731.14 of the Revised Code.

(3) The applicant's practice in conjunction with the special activity, program, or event will be in the public interest.

(C) The applicant shall pay a fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars unless the applicant holds a telemedicine certificate issued under section 4731.296 of the Revised Code. If the applicant holds a telemedicine certificate, the board shall not charge a fee for issuing a certificate under this section. The board shall maintain a register of all persons who hold a special activity certificate.

(D) The holder of a special activity certificate may practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery only in conjunction with the special activity, event, or program for which the certificate is issued. The board may revoke a certificate on receiving proof satisfactory to the board that the holder of the certificate has engaged in practice in this state outside the scope of the certificate or that there are grounds for action against the certificate holder under section 4731.22 of the Revised Code.

(E) A special activity certificate is valid for the shorter of thirty days or the duration of the special activity, program, or event. The certificate may not be renewed.

(F) The state medical board shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that specify how often an applicant may be granted a certificate under this section.

Cite as R.C. § 4731.294

History. Effective Date: 04-10-2001