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     Idaho Statutes

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


54-1811.  physician Licensure by endorsement. Any person seeking to be licensed to practice medicine as a physician in this state who is licensed to practice medicine in another state must successfully complete the following requirements before a license to practice medicine 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 that the applicant holds a valid, unrevoked, unsuspended license to practice medicine, or osteopathic medicine in a state, territory or district of the United States or Canada, and the applicant demonstrates that he possesses the requisite qualifications to provide the same standard of health care as provided by licensed physicians in this state. The board may require further examination to establish such qualifications. An applicant with any disciplinary action, including past, pending, or confidential, by any board of medicine, licensing authority, medical society, professional society, hospital, medical school, or institution staff in any state, territory, district, or country is not eligible for licensure by endorsement.
(2)  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.
(3)  The board may require an applicant to be personally interviewed by the board or a designated committee of the board. The interview shall be limited to a review of the applicant’s qualifications and professional credentials.

[54-1811, added 1977, ch. 199, sec. 11, p. 545; am. 1999, ch. 116, sec. 2, p. 350; am. 2003, ch. 126, sec. 2, p. 377; am. 2017, ch. 81, sec. 2, p. 225; am. 2019, ch. 26, sec. 14, p. 66.]

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