4731.298 Visiting clinical professional development certificate.

(A) The state medical board shall issue, without examination, to an applicant who meets the requirements of this section a visiting clinical professional development certificate authorizing the practice of medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery as part of the applicant's participation in a clinical professional development program.

(B) To be eligible for a visiting clinical professional development certificate, an applicant shall provide to the board both of the following:

(1) Documentation satisfactory to the board of all of the following:

(a) Verification from the school or hospital conducting the program that the applicant has sufficient financial resources to support the applicant and any dependents based on the cost of living in the geographic area of the school or hospital conducting the program, including room, board, transportation, and related living expenses;

(b) Valid health and evacuation insurance for the duration of the applicant's stay in the United States;

(c) Professional liability insurance provided by the program or the school or hospital conducting the program for the duration of the applicant's participation in the program;

(d) Proficiency in spoken English as demonstrated by passing the examination described in section 4731.142 of the Revised Code;

(e) A description from the school or hospital conducting the program of the scope of medical or surgical activities permitted during the applicant's participation in the program that includes all of the following:

(i) The type of practice in which the applicant will be involved;

(ii) The type of patient contact that will occur;

(iii) The type of supervision the applicant will experience;

(iv) A list of procedures the applicant will learn;

(v) A list of any patient-based research projects in which the applicant will be involved;

(vi) Whether the applicant will act as a consultant to a person who holds a certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued under this chapter;

(vii) Any other details of the applicant's participation in the program.

(f) A statement from the school or hospital conducting the program regarding why the applicant needs advanced training and the benefits to the applicant's home country of the applicant receiving the training.

(2) Evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Has been accepted for participation in a clinical professional development program of a medical school or osteopathic medical school in this state that is accredited by the liaison committee on medical education or the American osteopathic association or of a teaching hospital affiliated with such a medical school;

(b) Is an international medical graduate who holds a medical degree from an educational institution listed in the international medical education directory;

(c) Has practiced medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery for at least five years after completing graduate medical education, including postgraduate residency and advanced training;

(d) Has credentials that are primary-source verified by the educational commission for foreign medical graduates or the federation credentials verification service;

(e) Holds a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued in another country;

(f) Agrees to comply with all state and federal laws regarding health, health care, and patient privacy;

(g) Agrees to return to the applicant's home state or country at the conclusion of the clinical professional development program.

(C) The applicant shall pay a fee of three hundred seventy-five dollars. The board shall maintain a register of all persons who hold visiting clinical professional development certificates.

(D) The holder of a visiting clinical professional development certificate may practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery only as part of the clinical professional development program in which the certificate holder participates. The certificate holder's practice must be under the direct supervision of a qualified faculty member of the medical school, osteopathic medical school, or teaching hospital conducting the program who holds a certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued under this chapter.

The program in which the certificate holder participates shall ensure that the certificate holder does not do any of the following:

(1) Write orders or prescribe medication;

(2) Bill for services performed;

(3) Occupy a residency or fellowship position approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education;

(4) Attempt to have participation in a clinical professional development program pursuant to this section counted toward meeting the graduate medical education requirements specified in section 4731.091 of the Revised Code.

(E) The board may revoke a certificate issued under this section on receiving proof satisfactory to the board that the certificate holder 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.

(F) A visiting clinical professional development certificate is valid for the shorter of one year or the duration of the program in which the holder is participating. The certificate ceases to be valid if the holder resigns or is otherwise terminated from the program. The certificate may not be extended.

(G) The program in which a certificate holder participates shall obtain from each patient or patient's parent or legal guardian written consent to any medical or surgical procedure or course of procedures in which the certificate holder participates.

(H) The board may adopt any rules it considers necessary to implement this section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 4731.298

History. Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.120, HB 292, §1, eff. 9/6/2012.