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2005 Florida Statutes

Section 458.307, Florida Statutes 2005

458.307  Board of Medicine.--

(1)  There is created within the department the Board of Medicine, composed of 15 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

(2)  Twelve members of the board must be licensed physicians in good standing in this state who are residents of the state and who have been engaged in the active practice or teaching of medicine for at least 4 years immediately preceding their appointment. One of the physicians must be on the full-time faculty of a medical school in this state, and one of the physicians must be in private practice and on the full-time staff of a statutory teaching hospital in this state as defined in s. 408.07 At least one of the physicians must be a graduate of a foreign medical school. The remaining three members must be residents of the state who are not, and never have been, licensed health care practitioners. One member must be a health care risk manager licensed under s. 395.10974 At least one member of the board must be 60 years of age or older.

(3)  As the terms of the members expire, the Governor shall appoint successors for terms of 4 years, and such members shall serve until their successors are appointed.

(4)  The board, in conjunction with the department, shall establish a disciplinary training program for board members. The program shall provide for initial and periodic training in the grounds for disciplinary action, the actions which may be taken by the board and the department, changes in relevant statutes and rules, and any relevant judicial and administrative decisions. No member of the board shall participate on probable cause panels or in disciplinary decisions of the board unless he or she has completed the disciplinary training program.

(5)  During the time members are appointed to a probable cause panel, they shall attempt to complete their work on every case presented to them. In the event that consideration of a case is begun but not completed during the term of those members on the panel, they may reconvene as a probable cause panel for the purpose of completing their deliberations on that case.

(6)  All provisions of chapter 456 relating to activities of the board shall apply.

History.--ss. 1, 8, ch. 79-302; s. 291, ch. 81-259; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 84-543; s. 3, ch. 84-553; s. 37, ch. 85-175; ss. 4, 25, 26, ch. 86-245; s. 10, ch. 87-172; s. 16, ch. 88-1; s. 13, ch. 88-392; s. 6, ch. 89-162; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 93-48; s. 104, ch. 94-218; s. 199, ch. 97-103; s. 16, ch. 97-264; s. 41, ch. 98-166; s. 91, ch. 99-397; s. 101, ch. 2000-160.