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PHYSICIANS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
54-1844. definitions. As used in this compact:
(1) "Bylaws" means those bylaws established by the interstate commission pursuant to section 54-1853, Idaho Code, for its governance, or for directing and controlling its actions and conduct.
(2) "Commissioner" means the voting representative appointed by each member board pursuant to section 54-1853, Idaho Code.
(3) "Conviction" means a finding by a court that an individual is guilty of a criminal offense through adjudication, or entry of a guilty or equivalent plea to the charge by the offender. Evidence of an entry of a conviction of a criminal offense by the court shall be considered final for purposes of disciplinary action by a member board.
(4) "Expedited license" means a full and unrestricted medical license granted by a member state to an eligible physician through the process set forth in the compact.
(5) "Interstate commission" means the interstate commission created pursuant to section 54-1853, Idaho Code.
(6) "License" means authorization by a state for a physician to engage in the practice of medicine, which would be unlawful without the authorization.
(7) "Medical practice act" means laws and rules governing the practice of allopathic and osteopathic medicine within a member state.
(8) "Member board" means a state agency in a member state that acts in the sovereign interests of the state by protecting the public through licensure, regulation and education of physicians as directed by the state government.
(9) "Member state" means a state that has enacted the compact.
(10) "Offense" means a crime that is deemed relevant in accordance with section 67-9411(1), Idaho Code.
(11) "Physician" means any person who:
(a) Is a graduate of a medical school accredited by the liaison committee on medical education, the commission on osteopathic college accreditation or a medical school listed in the world directory of medical schools or its equivalent;
(b) Passed each component of the United States medical licensing examination (USMLE) or the comprehensive osteopathic medical licensing examination (COMLEX-USA) within three (3) attempts, or any of its predecessor examinations accepted by a state medical board as an equivalent examination for licensure purposes;
(c) Successfully completed graduate medical education approved by the accreditation council for graduate medical education or the American osteopathic association;
(d) Holds specialty certification or a time-unlimited specialty certificate recognized by the American board of medical specialties or the American osteopathic association’s bureau of osteopathic specialists;
(e) Possesses a full and unrestricted license to engage in the practice of medicine issued by a member board;
(f) Has never been convicted or received adjudication, deferred adjudication, community supervision or deferred disposition for any offense by a court of appropriate jurisdiction;
(g) Has never held a license authorizing the practice of medicine subjected to discipline by a licensing agency in any state, federal or foreign jurisdiction, excluding any action related to nonpayment of fees related to a license;
(h) Has never had a controlled substance license or permit suspended or revoked by a state or the United States drug enforcement administration; and
(i) Is not under active investigation by a licensing agency or law enforcement authority in any state, federal or foreign jurisdiction.
(12) "Practice of medicine" means the clinical prevention, diagnosis or treatment of human disease, injury or condition requiring a physician to obtain and maintain a license in compliance with the medical practice act of a member state.
(13) "Rule" means a written statement by the interstate commission promulgated pursuant to section 54-1853, Idaho Code, that is of general applicability, implements, interprets, or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact or an organizational, procedural or practice requirement of the interstate commission, and has the force and effect of statutory law in a member state, and includes the amendment, repeal, or suspension of an existing rule.
(14) "State" means any state, commonwealth, district or territory of the United States.
(15) "State of principal license" means a member state where a physician holds a license to practice medicine and which has been designated as such by the physician for purposes of registration and participation in the compact.
[54-1844, added 2015, ch. 105, sec. 1, p. 248; am. 2020, ch. 175, sec. 23, p. 526.]