SB 29: "An Act relating to licensure of physicians; and providing for an effective date."

00SENATE BILL NO. 29 01 "An Act relating to licensure of physicians; and providing for an effective date." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 08.64.200(a) is amended to read: 04  (a) Except for foreign medical graduates as specified in AS 08.64.225, each 05 physician applicant shall 06  (1) submit a certificate of graduation from a legally chartered medical 07 school accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council 08 on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; 09  (2) submit a certificate from a recognized hospital certifying that the 10 applicant has satisfactorily performed the duties of resident physician or intern for a 11 period of three years [ONE YEAR]; 12  (3) submit a list of negotiated settlements or judgments in claims or 13 civil actions alleging medical malpractice against the applicant, including an 14 explanation of the basis for each claim or action;

01  (4) not have a license to practice medicine in another state, province, 02 or territory that [WHICH] is currently suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons; 03 and 04  (5) be a citizen of the United States or be lawfully residing in the 05 United States [ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE]. 06 * Sec. 2. AS 08.64.205 is amended to read: 07  Sec. 08.64.205. Qualifications for osteopath applicants. Each osteopath 08 applicant shall meet the qualifications prescribed in AS 08.64.200(a)(3) - (5) and shall 09  (1) submit a certificate of graduation from the legally chartered school 10 of osteopathy approved by the board; 11  (2) submit a certificate from a hospital approved by the American 12 Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association which certifies that the 13 osteopath has satisfactorily completed and performed the duties of intern or resident 14 physician for three years [ONE YEAR]; 15  (3) take the examination required by AS 08.64.210 or be certified to 16 practice by the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. 17 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).