Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.16 - Certificate Of Qualification Issued Without Examination (Limited License)

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Certificates of qualification without examination may, within the discretion of the Board, be issued for a period of up to one year to the following applicants:
(a) Individuals enrolled in an American Medical Association approved residency training program;
(b) Individuals enrolled in residency training programs in LCME accredited schools or Colleges of Medicine in Alabama approved by the Board as set forth in Section 540-X-3-.16.
(c) Visiting professors, subject to a time limit specified by the Board, and distinguished professors at medical colleges, and specialty professors at medical colleges,
(d) Physicians employed full-time at a state penal institution or a state mental institution.
(e) Physicians employed full-time at any other state institution approved by the Board.
(2) The Board may issue a certificate of qualification without examination to practice medicine to the Medical Licensure Commission when the below listed requirements have been met.
(a) Graduates of medical schools accredited by the LCME or schools of osteopathy accredited by the American Osteopathic Association must comply with the following:
1. Applicant must have received a diploma from a college of medicine or osteopathy approved by the Board;
2. Applicant must have served or be serving a one year internship (residency) approved by the American Medical Association or by the Board;
3. Applicant must submit a letter from the Dean, Chief Medical Officer, or Program Director certifying applicant's training or employment at that institution;
4. Applicant must submit the application fee as set by Rule No. 540-X-3-.09;
5. Applicant must submit completed application with required certification and attachments.
(b) Graduates of medical schools not accredited by the LCME must comply with the following:
1. Applicant must have received a diploma from a college of medicine or osteopathy and be eligible for examination by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for its certificate. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and its sponsoring organizations define a "graduate of a foreign medical school" as a physician whose basic medical digress or qualification was conferred by a medical school located outside of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The medical school must be listed at the time of an applicant's graduation in the World Directory of Medical Schools by the World Health Organization.
2. Applicant must have served or be serving one year of internship (residency) approved by the American Medical Association or the Board.
3. Applicant must be certified by the ECFMG unless the applicant has received his medical training from a primarily English speaking medical school. For the purposes of this rule, Fifth Pathway Certification and passage of the examination administered by the Education Council For Foreign Medical Graduates is hereby deemed equivalent to certification given by the Education Council For Foreign Medical Graduates. The Board may, within its discretion, waive the requirement of ECFMG certification for an applicant for distinguished professor or an applicant for specialty professor. The Board may, within its discretion, require that the applicant meet with the Credentials Committee of the Board.
4. Applicant must submit application fee as set by Rule 540-X-3-.07.
5. Applicant must submit completed application with required certification and attachments.
(3) The Board may, within its discretion, require that an applicant attend a personal interview with the Credentials Committee of the Broad or, at its direction, a representative of the Board in the following circumstances:
(a) When the applicant's answer to any question on the application is incomplete or requires additional explanation;
(b) When the Board is in receipt of any information from any source concerning the applicant that would require additional information or explanation;
(c) When it appears that the applicant may have committed any of the acts constituting grounds for denial of a license.
(4) Any physician granted a limited license by this Board prior to December 31, 1969, which license has been renewed each year, shall be entitled to the annual renewal of such limited license, upon proper application, any other rule, regulation or policy notwithstanding; unless and until such limited license is revoked or suspended in accordance with §§ 34-24-360 and 34-24-361, Code of Ala. 1975, and these rules.
(5) For an applicant pursuant to Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-75(b) who is a physician employed full-time at a state penal institution or a state mental institution, the following applies:
(a) Applicants qualify for a certificate of qualification without examination in circumstances which are the following:
1. The applicant does not qualify to take a licensing examination listed in Ala. Code § 34-24-70(a)(3); or
2. The applicant has not met the additional requirements for examination for certain applicants stated in Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-70(a)(6) a.; or
3. The applicant has achieved a passing score on Step 1 and on Step 2 and on Step 3 of the USMLE, but the applicant did not complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 within a seven (7) year period; or
4. The applicant has achieved a passing score on Step 3 of the USMLE, but the applicant achieved the passing score in more than three administrations.
(b) An applicant does not qualify for a certificate of qualification without examination if the applicant is eligible to meet the examination requirements stated in Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-70(a)(3).
(6) Physicians employed full-time at regional mental health programs and facilities created pursuant to Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 22-51-1 through 22-51-14 are deemed to be employed full-time at state mental institutions and are subject to the requirements of paragraph (5) of this rule for the purposes of certificates of qualification issued without examination.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-3-.16
Filed May 20, 1993 for publication. See also Notice of Intended Action dated May 20, 1993 repealing existing Chapter 3. Amended: July 21, 1993; effective August 25, 1993. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 07, April 30, 2019, eff. 5/31/2019.

Rule 14 was renumbered to .15 as per certification filed October 15, 2008; effective November 19, 2008. Rule .15 was renumbered to .16 as per certification filed May 16, 2013; effective June 20, 2013.

Authors: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-53; Act No. 93-148.

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