Regulation of Medicine, Podiatry and Acupuncture

ORS 677.133
Expedited license by endorsement

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On or before January 1, 2010, the Oregon Medical Board shall implement an expedited physician licensing process that allows the board to issue a license by endorsement to a qualified physician. To be considered for a license by endorsement, a physician:


(A) Must have practiced the physician’s specialty, if any, for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the physician’s application for licensure by endorsement; or


If the physician is retired, must have been retired for one year or less;


May not have been subject to discipline by a health professional regulatory board in any state in which the physician has been licensed; and


May not have been held liable for a significant malpractice claim as defined by the board by rule.


The licensing process implemented by the board must require the board to:


Use existing databases to verify application information; and


Accept documents from the state in which the applicant was first licensed as a physician as equivalent to primary source documents to verify:


Medical education;


National medical examination scores;


Post-graduate training, if applicable; and


Other qualifications as provided by rule of the board. [Formerly 677.115]
Note: 677.133 (Expedited license by endorsement) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 677 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 677

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Extent of grandfather right under 1969 Act amending barbers law, (1972) Vol 36, p 23; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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