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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 033 : Osteopathy

Subchapter 003 : Licenses and Examination

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 1834)
  • § 1834. Limited temporary license

    (a) An applicant for a limited temporary license shall meet the following requirements:

    (1) have attained the age of majority;

    (2) be a graduate of an accredited school or college of osteopathic medicine;

    (3) be appointed as an intern, resident, fellow, or medical officer in an approved hospital or in a clinic that is affiliated with an approved hospital, or in any hospital or institution maintained by the State, or in any clinic or outpatient clinic affiliated with or maintained by the State; and

    (4) pass Parts 1 and 2 of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination — USA (COMLEX) or Parts 1 and 2 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or their successor or equivalent examinations approved by the Board, unless the applicant is exempt from all or a part of the examination under the provisions of section 1832 or 1832a of this chapter.

    (b) The Board may grant a limited temporary license for a period of one year to an applicant who furnishes satisfactory proof of meeting the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section, and pays the required fee. A temporary license may be renewed or reissued only four times whether or not consecutive.

    (c) A limited temporary license shall entitle the applicant to practice only in the hospital or other institution designated on the applicant’s limited temporary license and in clinics or outpatient clinics operated by or affiliated with such designated hospital or institution and only under the direct supervision and control of an osteopathic or allopathic physician licensed under this chapter or chapter 23 of this title. The supervising physician shall provide the Board with information regarding the names and addresses of the supervising physician and the limited temporary licensee and the name of the hospital or other institution in which the person will practice.

    (d) The supervising physician shall be responsible for negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of the limited temporary licensee.

    (e) The limited temporary licensee shall at all times exercise the same standard of care and skill as an osteopathic physician, practicing in the same specialty, in the State of Vermont.

    (f) A limited temporary license shall expire upon occurrence of any of the following events:

    (1) The death or legal incompetency of the supervising physician.

    (2) Withdrawal of the filing by the supervising physician, provided the supervising physician gives 10 days’ written notice to the licensee and the hospital or institution.

    (g) A limited temporary license granted under this section shall expire immediately upon termination of the licensee’s appointment as intern, resident, fellow, or medical officer of the designated hospital or institution. (Amended 1989, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 2015, No. 38, § 20, eff. May 28, 2015.)