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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 023 : MEDICINE

Subchapter 003 : Licenses

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1395)
  •  [Section 1395 effective until April 1, 2021; see also section 1395 effective April 1, 2021 .]

    § 1395. License without examination

    (a) Without examination, the Board may, upon payment of the required fee, issue a license to a reputable physician who personally appears and presents a certified copy of a certificate of registration or a license issued to him or her in a jurisdiction whose requirements for registration are deemed by the Board as equivalent to those of this State, providing that such jurisdiction grants the same reciprocity to a Vermont physician or by the National Board of Medical Examiners.

    (b) Without examination, the Board may issue a license to a reputable physician who is a resident of a foreign country and who shall furnish the Board with satisfactory proof that he or she has been appointed to the faculty of a medical college accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and located within the State of Vermont. An applicant for a license under this subsection shall furnish the Board with satisfactory proof that he or she has attained the age of majority, is of good moral character, is licensed to practice medicine in his or her country of residence, and that he or she has been appointed to the faculty of an LCME accredited medical college located within the State of Vermont. The information submitted to the Board concerning the applicant's faculty appointment shall include detailed information concerning the nature and term of the appointment and the method by which the performance of the applicant will be monitored and evaluated. A license issued under this subsection shall be for a period no longer than the term of the applicant's faculty appointment and may, in the discretion of the Board, be for a shorter period. A license issued under this subsection shall expire automatically upon termination for any reason of the licensee's faculty appointment.

    (c) [Repealed.]  (Amended 1967, No. 307 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 22, 1968; 1977, No. 91, § 3, eff. May 5, 1977; 1977, No. 259 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 41; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 19b, eff. June 13, 2002; 2011, No. 61, § 2, eff. June 2, 2011; 2017, No. 39, § 2.)

  •  [Section 1395 effective April 1, 2021; see also section 1395 effective until April 1, 2021 .]

    § 1395. License by endorsement

    (a) The Board shall have an endorsement process for physician licensure that requires not more than three years of practice in good standing in another jurisdiction within the United States, regardless of whether that jurisdiction has licensing requirements substantially equal to those of this State, provided the applicant meets one of the following postgraduate training requirements:

    (1) A graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by a body that is acceptable to the Board shall have successfully completed at least two years of postgraduate training in a U.S. or Canadian program accredited by an organization that is acceptable to the Board.

    (2) A graduate of a Board-approved medical school outside the United States or Canada shall have successfully completed at least three years of postgraduate training in a U.S. or Canadian program accredited by an organization that is acceptable to the Board.

    (b) If the Board determines that three years of demonstrated practice in another specific jurisdiction is not adequately protective of the public, it shall provide its rationale to the Commissioner, who may propose any necessary statutory or rule amendments in order to implement more restrictive requirements for endorsement for that jurisdiction.

    (c) The Board may issue to an endorsement applicant a waiver of the practice requirement if there is a showing that the waiver follows State policy and the public is adequately protected. (Amended 1967, No. 307 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 22, 1968; 1977, No. 91, § 3, eff. May 5, 1977; 1977, No. 259 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 41; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 19b, eff. June 13, 2002; 2011, No. 61, § 2, eff. June 2, 2011; 2017, No. 39, § 2; 2019, No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. April 1, 2021.)