14 U.S. Code § 508 - Coast Guard health-care professionals; licensure portability

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(a) In General.—
Notwithstanding any other provision of law regarding the licensure of health-care providers, a health-care professional described in subsection (b) may practice the health profession or professions of the health-care professional at any location in any State, the District of Columbia, or a Commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States, regardless of where such health-care professional or the patient is located, if the practice is within the scope of the authorized Federal duties of such health-care professional.
(b) Described Individuals.—A health-care professional described in this subsection is an individual—
(1) who is—
(A)
a member of the Coast Guard;
(B)
a civilian employee of the Coast Guard;
(C)
a member of the Public Health Service who is assigned to the Coast Guard; or
(D)
any other health-care professional credentialed and privileged at a Federal health-care institution or location specially designated by the Secretary; and
(2) who—
(A)
has a current license to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, or another health profession; and
(B)
is performing authorized duties for the Coast Guard.
(c) Definitions.—
In this section, the terms “license” and “health-care professional” have the meanings given those terms in section 1094(e) of title 10.
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 508 was renumbered section 2711 of this title.

For redesignation of prior sections 509 to 520, see Table Showing Redesignations Made by Title I of Pub. L. 115–282 preceding section 101 of this title.