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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 458
MEDICAL PRACTICE
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F.S. 458.3137
458.3137 Temporary certificate for visiting physicians to obtain medical privileges for instructional purposes in conjunction with certain plastic surgery or other medical or surgical training programs and educational symposiums.
(1) A physician who has been invited by:
(a) A plastic surgery or other medical or surgical training program affiliated with a medical school in this state which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association or which is part of a teaching hospital as defined in s. 408.07;
(b) A teaching hospital as defined in s. 408.07; or
(c) An educational symposium cosponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or any other medical or surgical society in conjunction with a medical school or teaching hospital as defined in s. 408.07,

may be issued a temporary certificate for limited privileges solely for purposes of providing educational training in plastic surgery or other medical or surgical procedures, as appropriate, in accordance with the restrictions set forth in this section.

(2) A temporary certificate to practice medicine for educational purposes to help teach plastic surgery or other medical or surgical procedures to residents in a training program affiliated with a medical school that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association or that is part of a teaching hospital, or to residents of a medical school within this state in conjunction with a nationally sponsored educational symposium or an educational symposium held by a state medical school or teaching hospital, may be issued without examination, upon verification by the board that the individual:
(a) Is a graduate of an accredited medical school or its equivalent or is a graduate of a foreign medical school listed with the World Health Organization.
(b) Holds a valid and unencumbered license to practice medicine in another state or country.
(c) Is a recognized expert in a specific area of plastic surgery or another field of medicine or surgery, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, invited lectureships, and academic affiliations.
(d) Has completed an application form adopted by the board and remitted a nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $300.
(e) Has not committed an act in this or any other jurisdiction that would constitute a basis for disciplining a physician under s. 456.072 or s. 458.331.
(f) Meets the financial responsibility requirements of s. 458.320(1) or (2).
(g) Is applying only in connection with a training program or an educational symposium as described in subsection (1).
(3) A temporary certificate issued under this section is valid for up to 5 days per year and expires 1 year after issuance.
(4) The department may not issue more than 12 temporary certificates for a single educational symposium under this section.
(5) In order for a physician who is a graduate of a foreign medical school and holds a valid and unencumbered license to practice medicine in another country but does not hold a license to practice medicine in this or another state to obtain a temporary certificate under this section, the organization sponsoring the educational symposium must pay for any medical judgments incurred by that physician by obtaining a surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, by establishing a certificate of deposit or a guaranteed letter of credit with a licensed and insured bank or savings institution located in the state, or by providing proof that the physician is covered under a teaching hospital’s or medical school’s medical malpractice insurance. The amount of the bond, certificate of deposit, or guaranteed letter of credit must be at least $250,000.
(6) A physician applying under this section is exempt from the requirements of ss. 456.039-456.046. All other provisions of chapter 456 and this chapter apply.
(7) The board may not issue a temporary certificate for practice to any physician who is under investigation in another jurisdiction for an act that would constitute a violation of this chapter or chapter 456 until such time as the investigation is complete and the physician is found innocent of all charges.
History.s. 1, ch. 2003-75; s. 1, ch. 2013-181; s. 2, ch. 2017-50.