Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 500-3-.01 - Limited Temporary License to Practice. Amended
(1) A limited temporary- license may be issued to a podiatrist from another state or country upon approval by the Georgia State Board of Podiatry Examiners ("Board").
(2) A limited temporary license will only be issued to a podiatrist for the purpose of advancing medical education and enhancing the individual's training in this state provided that the following conditions are met:
(a) The podiatrist holds a license which is in good standing in any state or country where he or she holds a license; or
(b) The podiatrist is a military spouse who holds a license from another state for which the training, experience and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this state to obtain a license and the license is in good standing; or
(c) The podiatrist is a transitioning services member who holds a license from another state for which the training, experience and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this state to obtain a license and the license is in good standing; or the podiatrist is a transitioning services member who has obtained a specialty, certification, training, or experience in the military while a service member that substantially meets or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license in this state.
(3) The podiatrist who is issued the limited temporary license practices under the direct supervision of a podiatric physician currently licensed to practice in Georgia in a facility acceptable to the Board.
(4) For the purposes of this Rule,"direct supervision" means that the supervising podiatrist is on the premises and is quickly and easily available to perform any acts, duties, or functions of a licensed podiatrist in this state.
(5) The podiatric physician providing the direct supervision must provide the Board with the following:
(a) A license in good standing in the state of Georgia; and
(b) Proof of malpractice insurance.
(6) The applicant for a limited temporary license must provide the Board with the following:
(a) A verification of licensure in good standing in any state or country where the applicant is licensed;
(b) Proof of graduation or diploma from a podiatric medical school or its equivalent acceptable to the Board; and
(c) Proof of the applicant's malpractice insurance.
(7) Limited temporary license holders practicing under the direct supervision of a licensed podiatrist in this state may perform any acts, duties, or functions which are otherwise permitted by law as a podiatrist in this state.
(8) The limited temporary license must be surrendered to the Board upon completion of the education program or expiration or upon issuance of a license by the Board, whichever occurs first.
(9) The limited temporary license will be valid for a period not to exceed one year. Within one month of the expiration date, temporary limited license holders submit an application to renew the license. Renewal is at the discretion of the Board.
(10) Limited temporary license holders may apply for a permanent license to practice podiatric medicine in Georgia provided that the applicant meets all licensure requirements as codified with the Practice Act and Board Rules.
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