Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

20 L.P.R.A. 133g(c)(3)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Physician


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an individual who is an out-of-state licensed physician can obtain a provisional license from the Medical Discipline and Licensure Board to provide services, as long as they have obtained prior authorization from the Department of Justice.

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Kinds of license

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(3) The Board may grant a provisional license to any physician who legally practices medicine in other state[s] or jurisdiction[s], contingent upon the request by the physician to the Board and on condition that the physician comes to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to assist in emergency services during a disaster, as authorized by the Department of Justice. The Department of Health shall approve regulations to such effect.