CSSB 274(L&C): "An Act relating to issuance of a locum tenens permit for a physician or osteopath; and providing for an effective date."
00 CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 274(L&C) 01 "An Act relating to issuance of a locum tenens permit for a physician or osteopath; and 02 providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 08.64.275(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) A member of the board or its executive secretary may grant a temporary 06 permit to a physician or osteopath for the purpose of 07 (1) substituting for another physician or osteopath licensed in this 08 state; 09 (2) being temporarily employed by a physician or osteopath 10 licensed in this state while that physician or osteopath evaluates the permittee for 11 permanent employment; or 12 (3) being temporarily employed by a hospital or community 13 mental health center while the facility attempts to fill a vacant permanent 14 physician or osteopath staff position with a physician or osteopath licensed in this
01 state [. THE PERMIT IS VALID FOR 60 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. IF 02 CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANT, AN EXTENSION OF THE PERMIT MAY BE 03 GRANTED BY THE BOARD OR ITS DESIGNEE]. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 08.64.275(e) is amended to read: 05 (e) A permit issued under this section is initially valid for 90 consecutive 06 calendar days. A permit issued under this section shall be extended for 60 07 calendar days by the board, or its designee if, before the expiration of the initial 08 90-day permit, the permittee submits to the department a completed application 09 form and the fee required for licensure under this chapter. Permits and extensions 10 of permits issued to an individual under this section [TO AN INDIVIDUAL] are not 11 valid for more than 240 calendar days during any consecutive 24 months. 12 * Sec. 3. AS 08.64.275 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (f) Notwithstanding (e) of this section, a permit issued under this section may 14 be extended for a time period that exceeds the limit established in (e) of this section if 15 the board or its designee determines that the extension is necessary in order to provide 16 essential medical services for the protection of public health and safety. 17 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).