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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 023 : Medicine

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1313)
  • § 1313. Exemptions

    (a) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following:

    (1) A health care professional licensed or certified by the Office of Professional Regulation when that person is practicing within the scope of his or her profession.

    (2) A member of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard carrying out official military duties, including a National Guard member in state active duty status, or to any person giving aid, assistance, or relief in emergency or accident cases, pending the arrival of a regularly licensed physician.

    (3) A nonresident physician coming into this State to consult or using telecommunications to consult with a duly licensed practitioner herein.

    (4) A duly licensed physician in another state, in Canada, or in another nation as approved by the Board, who is visiting a medical school or a teaching hospital in this State to receive or conduct medical instruction for a period not to exceed three months, provided the practice is limited to that instruction and is under the supervision of a physician licensed by the Board.

    (5) A physician who is duly licensed and in good standing in another state, territory, or jurisdiction of the United States or in Canada if the physician is employed as or formally designated as the team physician by an athletic team visiting Vermont for a specific sporting event and the physician limits the practice of medicine in this State to medical treatment of the members, coaches, and staff of the sports team employing or designating the physician.

    (6) A student who is enrolled in an accredited educational program that leads to the issuance of a degree that would satisfy the educational requirement for a profession licensed or certified by the Board, who is engaged in an organized clinical training program, and who engages in acts constituting the practice of medicine while under the supervision of a Vermont-licensed or Vermont-certified health care professional who is qualified to supervise any acts by the student that constitute the practice of medicine. This exemption does not apply to postgraduate trainees who are required to obtain a training license.

    (b) The provisions of sections 1311 and 1312 of this title shall not apply to a person, firm, or corporation that manufactures or sells patent, compound, or proprietary medicines that are compounded according to the prescription of a physician who has been duly authorized to practice medicine, or to the domestic administration of family remedies. (Amended 1971, No. 221 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1995, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2003, No. 34, § 14, eff. May 23, 2003; 2011, No. 61, § 2, eff. June 2, 2011; 2015, No. 94 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 10, 2016; 2019, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)