4731.299 Expedited certificates to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by endorsement.

(A) The state medical board may issue, without examination, to an applicant who meets all of the requirements of this section an expedited certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by endorsement.

(B) An individual who seeks an expedited certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by endorsement shall file with the board a written application on a form prescribed and supplied by the board. The application shall include all of the information the board considers necessary to process it.

(C) To be eligible to receive an expedited certificate by endorsement, an applicant shall do both of the following:

(1) Provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Has passed one of the following:

(i) Steps one, two, and three of the United States medical licensing examination;

(ii) Levels one, two, and three of the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination of the United States;

(iii) Any other medical licensing examination recognized by the board.

(b) For at least five years immediately preceding the date of application, has held a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery issued by the licensing authority of another state or a Canadian province;

(c) For at least two years immediately preceding the date of application, has actively practiced medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in a clinical setting;

(d) Is in compliance with the medical education and training requirements in sections 4731.091 and 4731.14 of the Revised Code.

(2) Certify to the board that all of the following are the case:

(a) Not more than two malpractice claims have been filed against the applicant within a period of ten years and no malpractice claim against the applicant has resulted in total payment of more than five hundred thousand dollars.

(b) The applicant does not have a criminal record according to the criminal records check required by section 4731.081 of the Revised Code.

(c) The applicant does not have a medical condition that could affect the applicant's ability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care.

(d) No adverse action has been taken against the applicant by a health care institution.

(e) To the applicant's knowledge, no federal agency, medical society, medical association, or branch of the United States military has investigated or taken action against the applicant.

(f) No professional licensing or regulatory authority has filed a complaint against, investigated, or taken action against the applicant and the applicant has not withdrawn a professional license application.

(g) The applicant has not been suspended or expelled from any institution of higher education or school, including a medical school.

(D) An applicant for an expedited certificate by endorsement shall comply with section 4731.081 of the Revised Code.

(E) At the time of application, the applicant shall pay to the board a fee of one thousand dollars, no part of which shall be returned. No application shall be considered filed until the board receives the fee.

(F) The board shall review all applications received under this section. If the board determines that an applicant meets the requirements for an expedited certificate to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery by endorsement, the board shall issue the certificate to the applicant. Each certificate issued by the board under this section shall be signed by the president and secretary of the board and attested by its seal.

(G) Within sixty days after the effective date of this section, the board shall approve acceptable means of demonstrating compliance with sections 4731.091 and 4731.14 of the Revised Code as required by division (C)(1)(d) of this section.

History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.