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2004 Florida Statutes

Section 459.0075, Florida Statutes 2004

459.0075  Limited licenses.--

(1)  Any person desiring to obtain a limited license shall:

(a)  Submit to the board a licensure application and fee required by this chapter. However, an osteopathic physician who is not fully retired in all jurisdictions may use a limited license only for noncompensated practice. If the person applying for a limited license submits a notarized statement from the employing agency or institution stating that she or he will not receive monetary compensation for any service involving the practice of osteopathic medicine, the application fee and all licensure fees shall be waived. However, any person who receives a waiver of fees for a limited license shall pay such fees if the person receives compensation for the practice of osteopathic medicine.

(b)  Submit an affidavit that such osteopathic physician has been licensed to practice osteopathic medicine in any jurisdiction in the United States in good standing and pursuant to law for at least 10 years.

(c)  Complete an amount of continuing education established by the board.

(d)  Within 60 days after receipt of an application for a limited license, the board shall review the application and issue the limited license or notify the applicant of denial.

(2)  If it has been more than 3 years since active practice was conducted by the applicant, the full-time director of the local county health department shall supervise the applicant for a period of 6 months after the applicant is granted a limited license to practice, unless the board determines that a shorter period of supervision will be sufficient to ensure that the applicant is qualified for licensure pursuant to this section. Procedures for such supervision shall be established by the board.

(3)  The recipient of a limited license may practice only in the employ of public agencies or institutions or nonprofit agencies or institutions meeting the requirements of s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which agencies or institutions are located in areas of critical medical need or in medically underserved areas as determined pursuant to 42 U.S.C. s. 300e-1(7).

(4)  The board shall notify the director of the full-time local county health department of any county in which a licensee intends to practice under the provisions of this section. The director of the full-time county health department shall assist in the supervision of any licensee within her or his county and shall notify the board if she or he becomes aware of any action by the licensee which would be a ground for revocation of the limited license. The board shall establish procedures for such supervision.

(5)  The State Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall review the practice of each licensee under this section biennially to verify compliance with the restrictions prescribed in this section and other provisions of this chapter.

(6)  Any person desiring a limited license shall meet all the requirements of s. 459.0055, except s. 459.0055(1)(d).

(7)  Any person holding an active license to practice osteopathic medicine in the state may convert that license to a limited license for the purpose of providing volunteer, uncompensated care for low-income Floridians. The applicant must submit a statement from the employing agency or institution stating that he or she will not receive compensation for any service involving the practice of osteopathic medicine. The application and all licensure fees, including neurological injury compensation assessments, shall be waived.

History.--ss. 13, 14, 15, 25, 30, 34, 62, ch. 80-406; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 7, 27, 29, ch. 86-290; s. 2, ch. 91-88; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 88, ch. 92-149; s. 2, ch. 97-3; s. 143, ch. 97-101; s. 213, ch. 97-103; s. 31, ch. 97-264; s. 102, ch. 99-397; s. 19, ch. 2001-277.