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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


54-1810.  physician Licensure by written examination. Any person seeking to be licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine as a physician in this state must successfully complete the following requirements before a license will be issued:
(1)  Each applicant must submit a completed written application to the board on forms furnished by the board which shall require proof of graduation from a medical school acceptable to the board and successful completion of a postgraduate training program acceptable to the board. The application shall require a fingerprint-based criminal history check of the Idaho central criminal database and the federal bureau of investigation criminal history database. Each applicant must submit a full set of the applicant’s fingerprints on forms supplied by the board which shall be forwarded to the Idaho state police and the federal bureau of investigation identification division for this purpose or for the purpose of qualifying an applicant for an expedited license as the state of principal license as provided in section 54-1847, Idaho Code. The board shall not disseminate data acquired from a fingerprint-based criminal history check except as allowed by law.
(2)  Each applicant must pass an examination conducted by or acceptable to the board which shall thoroughly test the applicant’s fitness to practice medicine. If an applicant fails to pass any step of the examination on two (2) separate occasions, the applicant may be required to be interviewed, evaluated, or examined by the board.
(3)  The board may require an applicant to be personally interviewed by the board or a designated committee of the board. Such an interview shall be limited to a review of the applicant’s qualifications and professional credentials.

[54-1810, added 1977, ch. 199, sec. 10, p. 544; am. 1999, ch. 116, sec. 1, p. 350; am. 2003, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 376; am. 2017, ch. 81, sec. 1, p. 224; am. 2019, ch. 26, sec. 12, p. 65.]

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