§ 17.4. Extraterritorial license.
(a) An extraterritorial license authorizes a medical doctor who possesses a license to practice medicine and surgery without restriction or an equivalent license, in a state adjoining this Commonwealth, to practice medicine and surgery in this Commonwealth.
(b) An extraterritorial license will be issued under the following circumstances:
(1) The applicant shall satisfy the following:
(i) Possess a license to practice medicine and surgery without restriction or an equivalent license in a state adjoining this Commonwealth.
(ii) Reside in or maintain an office of practice in the adjoining state near its boundary line with this Commonwealth and desire to extend that practice into this Commonwealth.
(iii) Submit evidence with the application that the applicant is in compliance with professional liability insurance responsibilities imposed by the MCARE Act.
(iv) Arrange for the licensing authority of the adjoining state to file a certification with the Board, issued by that licensing authority, attesting to the fact that the applicant is licensed in that state.
(v) Satisfy the qualifications listed in § 16.12 (relating to general qualifications for licenses and certificates), including having completed at least 3 hours of approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with § 16.108 (relating to child abuse recognition and reportingmandatory training requirement).
(2) The licensing authority of the adjoining state shall reciprocate by extending the same privileges to medical doctors licensed in this Commonwealth.
(c) An extraterritorial license is automatically revoked if the licensee relocates a residence or office of practice, the location of which was relevant to the issuance of the license.
(d) If a medical doctor who holds an extraterritorial license intends to change a residence or office of practice, the location of which was relevant to the issuance of the license, the doctor shall advise the Board, in writing, prior to doing so. If the doctor continues to qualify for an extraterritorial license after the change in residence or office of practice, the doctor may apply for a new extraterritorial license by submitting an application provided by the Board and paying the required fee.
The provisions of this § 17.4 amended under section 8 of the Medical Practice Act of 1985 (63 P.S. § 422.8); and 23 Pa.C.S. § 6383(b)(2).
The provisions of this § 17.4 adopted January 2, 1987, effective December 31, 1986, 17 Pa.B. 24; amended August 24, 2012, effective August 25, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5484; amended March 25, 2022, effective March 26, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1899. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (363459) to (363460).
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