CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.

§30-3-11. Endorsement of licenses to practice medicine and surgery and podiatry; fees; temporary license; summer camp doctors.

(a)(1) Any person seeking to be licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state who holds a valid license to practice medicine and surgery attained under requirements similar to the requirement of §30-3-10 of this code from another state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or Canada; or

(2) Any person seeking to be licensed to practice podiatry in this state who holds a valid license to practice podiatry attained under requirements similar to the requirements in §30-3-10 of this code from another jurisdiction shall be issued a license to practice podiatry, as appropriate, in this state if he or she meets the following requirements:

(A) He or she must submit an application to the board on forms provided by the board and remit a licensure fee, as provided in legislative rule. The application must, as a minimum, require a statement that the applicant is a licensed physician or podiatrist in good standing and indicate whether any medical disciplinary action has been taken against him or her in the past; and

(B) He or she must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that he or she has the requisite qualifications to provide the same standard of care as a physician or podiatrist initially licensed in this state.

(b) The board may investigate the applicant and may request a personal interview to review the applicant’s qualifications and professional credentials.

(c) The board may grant a temporary license to an individual applying for licensure under this section if the individual meets the requirements of this section. A temporary license issued by the board authorizes the holder to practice medicine and surgery or podiatry in West Virginia for the term of the temporary license, and includes full prescriptive authority. The temporary license is valid until its holder has either been granted or denied a license at the next regular meeting of the board. The board may fix and collect a fee for a temporary license, as provided in legislative rule.

(d) The application fee shall be waived, and to the extent consistent with the integrity of the licensure process and the requirements for licensure as set forth in this section and in the relevant legislative rules, the board shall expedite its processing of an individual’s application to practice medicine and surgery, or practice podiatry: Provided, That the sole purpose for licensure is to provide services at a children’s summer camp for not more than one specifically designated three-week period annually. The license shall be issued for a period of the specifically designated three weeks only, on an annual basis.

Bill History For §30-3-11

1987 Regular Session
Senate Bill 166
1980 Regular Session
Senate Bill 470