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49 Pa. Code § 17.6. Temporary license.

§ 17.6. Temporary license.

 (a)  A temporary license will be issued to an applicant who holds the equivalent of a license without restriction granted by the licensing authority of another state, territory or possession of the United States, or another country, to permit one of the following:

   (1)  The teaching and demonstration of advanced medical and surgical techniques.

   (2)  Participation in a medical or surgical procedure necessary for the well-being of a specified patient.

   (3)  The practice of medicine and surgery in a camp or resort for no more than 3 months.

   (4)  Attending to the medical and surgical needs of a person visiting this Commonwealth for a brief period of time.

   (5)  The short-term replacement of a doctor of medicine employed by the Federal government in a National Health Service Corps Clinic, under Project U.S.A. arrangements.

 (b)  A temporary license to permit the teaching and demonstration of medical and surgical techniques will be issued to facilitate the presentation of medical and surgical seminars and demonstrations in this Commonwealth. The person applying for a temporary license for this purpose shall be sponsored by a medical training facility licensed or authorized to do business in this Commonwealth.

 (c)  A temporary license to permit participation in the administration of a medical or surgical procedure to a specified patient will be issued to enable persons uniquely qualified to perform a new and difficult medical or surgical procedure to administer that procedure in this Commonwealth if it is necessary for the well-being of a specified patient. The person applying for a temporary license for this purpose shall be sponsored by a health care facility licensed or authorized to do business in this Commonwealth and shall work in collaboration with a medical doctor holding a license without restriction in this Commonwealth.

 (d)  A temporary license to permit the practice of medicine and surgery at a camp or resort will be issued to permit the practice for no more than a 3-month period. The person applying for a temporary license for this purpose shall be required to provide evidence that adequate arrangements have been made for back-up medical care if the person is unable to continue to serve as a medical doctor for the camp or resort.

 (e)  A temporary license will be issued to permit the administration of medical and surgical procedures to a person visiting this Commonwealth for a brief period of time, by a person who is a regular treating doctor of that person and who accompanies that person during the visit. Examples of circumstances under which a license of this nature will be issued are when a doctor accompanies an athlete from another state or country who is competing in this Commonwealth, or when a doctor to a foreign dignitary accompanies that person during the dignitary’s visit to this Commonwealth.

 (f)  A temporary license will be issued to a doctor who is participating in Project U.S.A. to serve as a short-term (2—4 weeks) substitute for a doctor of medicine employed by the Federal government in a National Health Service Corps Clinic. Project U.S.A. is a program developed by the American Medical Association and the Federal government through which the former provides doctor replacements to the latter as short-term replacements of doctors of medicine who are employed by the Federal government to provide medical services in areas where there is a critical medical manpower shortage.

 (g)  The Board will impose limitations on a temporary license, with respect to scope, duration and site of practice, as it deems appropriate.

 (h)  Temporary licensees are considered health care providers who conduct 50% or less of their health care business or practice within this Commonwealth for purposes of the MCARE Act.

 (i)  A temporary license may be issued for a purpose other than those specified in subsection (a), as deemed appropriate by the Board, on a case by case basis.

Source

   The provisions of the §  17.6 adopted January 2, 1987, effective December 31, 1986, 17 Pa.B. 24; amended August 24, 2012, effective August 25, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 5484. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (316936) to (316937).



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