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Law Number

3 CMC 2236

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Retired Volunteer Health Professional


A retired health care professional, who holds or held an unrestricted license in good standing to practice in another jurisdiction and who is in good health, can obtain a Retired Senior Volunteer license to provide outpatient health care services in certain free clinics designated by the Health Care Professions Licensing Board. A health care professional with a Retired Senior Volunteer license is expected to perform at least 100 hours of voluntary service per year.

Full Title

Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Health Professionals

Full Text

(a) The Board may issue a license to a person meeting the requirements for participation in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Health Professionals. (b) The Board is authorized to create a Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Health Professionals for the purpose of permitting physicians and other health care professionals who are fully retired from the active practice to obtain a limited license without cost which would permit the provision of outpatient health care services at established free clinics and programs operated in the Commonwealth. (c) Health care professionals regulated pursuant to this section should perform no fewer than 100 hours of voluntary service annually and must limit their practice to the program. (d) Any person regulated pursuant to this section shall be subject to complete regulation under this chapter, except as specifically provided in this section. (e) The program and the Board's regulations shall provide that: (1) The applicant currently has or has had a full and unrestricted license to practice in a state or other jurisdiction which the Board app roves, which license is or was at the time of expiration unrestricted and in good standing with no pending disciplinary actions or investigations at the time of expiration. (2) The applicant shall be fully retired from active practice. (3) The applicant shall be in good health and not currently undergoing treatment for a physical or mental condition which would impair the individual's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety for patients. (4) The applicant certifies, on a form prescribed by the Board, that she intends to limit his or her practice to the program. (5) The licensee shall be subject to such continuing education requirements as the Board shall provide. (6) The applicant has been requested to provide services that qualify for the program. (7) A license, and renewals thereof, shall be issued at no cost. (f) The Board shall promulgate regulations for this program and licensure thereunder. Such regulations may provide for the certification of clinics programs and facilities for which the program's licensure may be granted.