PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
54-1834. Proceedings. (1) The board may proceed against a physician or physician assistant under this act by serving upon such physician or physician assistant at least fifteen (15) days’ notice of a time and place fixed for a hearing. Such notice shall be served upon the licensee either personally or by registered or certified mail with return receipt requested.
(2) At said hearing the licensee shall have the right to be present, to be represented by counsel, to produce witnesses or evidence in his behalf, to cross-examine witnesses, and to have subpoenas issued by the board.
(3) The results of any examination ordered by the board pursuant to section 54-1833(c), Idaho Code, including evidence and testimony offered by the examining physician shall be admissible at said hearing, along with any other evidence, or witness testimony relevant to the licensee’s fitness to practice.
(4) At the conclusion of the hearing, the board shall make a determination of the merits and, if grounds therefor are found to exist, may issue an order imposing one (1) or more of the following:
(a) A recommendation that the licensee submit to the care, counseling, or treatment by physicians acceptable to the board; or
(b) Suspension or restriction of the licensee’s license to practice medicine for the duration of his impairment; or
(c) Revocation of the licensee’s license to practice medicine; and
(d) If grounds are not found to exist, the board shall enter its order so stating, shall dismiss the proceedings and shall provide the respondent a true copy thereof.
[(54-1834) 54-1837, added 1976, ch. 290, sec. 7, p. 1002; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 79, p. 547.; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 143, p. 490; am. and redesig. 2019, ch. 26, sec. 26, p. 70.]