PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
54-1808. Board to issue licenses. (1) The board shall issue licenses to practice medicine and osteopathic medicine to persons who have qualified therefor in accordance with the provisions of this act. The board may refuse licensure if it finds that the applicant has engaged in conduct prohibited by section 54-1814, Idaho Code. Provided, that the board shall take into consideration the rehabilitation of the applicant and other mitigating circumstances. Such licenses shall be issued after payment of a licensing fee in an amount to be fixed by the board, and such licenses shall be issued for a period of no more than five (5) years, the exact period to be fixed by the board. Licenses to practice medicine and osteopathic medicine shall be renewed on their expiration upon completion of a renewal application and upon payment of a renewal fee, the amount of which is to be fixed by the board.
(2) The board may renew on an inactive basis, the license of a physician or physician assistant who is not practicing medicine in this state. The board shall fix and collect an inactive license fee for each inactive license renewal, and each inactive license shall be issued for a period of no more than five (5) years, the exact period to be fixed by the board. A physician or physician assistant holding an inactive license may not engage in the practice of medicine in this state. If a person wishes to convert his inactive license to an active license, he must account to the board for that period of time in which he held an inactive license.
(3) Whenever the board determines that an applicant for a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine is not qualified for such a license pursuant to the provisions of this act, the board shall notify the applicant by certified mail of its denial of licensure and the reasons for denial.
[54-1808, added 1977, ch. 199, sec. 9, p. 543; am. 2019, ch. 26, sec. 10, p. 64.]