Retired Active License: Osteopathic Physician
An osteopathic physician who obtains retired active licensure status can practice in emergency circumstances such as earthquakes, floods, when war has been declared, or states of emergency; the osteopathic physician who holds a retired active license can also practice up to 90 days in each calendar year in non-emergencies.
Retired active license
(1) To obtain a retired active license an osteopathic physician must comply with chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 5, excluding WAC 246-12-120 (2)(c) and (d). (2) An osteopathic physician with a retired active license may not receive compensation for health care services. (3) An osteopathic physician with a retired active license may practice under the following conditions: (a) In emergent circumstances calling for immediate action; or (b) Intermittent circumstances on a part-time or full-time nonpermanent basis. (4) A retired active license expires each year on the license holder's birthday. Retired active credential renewal fees are accepted no sooner than ninety days prior to the expiration date. (5) An osteopathic physician with a retired active license shall complete and report one hundred fifty hours of continuing medical education every three years.