32-1832 - Retired license; waiver of fees; reinstatement; limited license; volunteer work
32-1832. Retired license; waiver of fees; reinstatement; limited license; volunteer work
A. The board shall waive a physician's biennial renewal fee if the physician has paid all past fees, presents an affidavit to the board stating that the physician has permanently retired from the practice of osteopathic medicine and does not have any pending complaints or open disciplinary matters before the board.
B. A retired physician whose biennial fee has been waived by the board pursuant to this section is not required to comply with any continuing medical education requirements of this chapter.
C. After retired status is granted by the board, a retired physician shall submit a renewal of retired status every two years on a form and in a manner prescribed by the board.
D. Except as provided in subsection F of this section, a retired physician who has had the biennial renewal fee waived by the board pursuant to this section and who engages in the practice of osteopathic medicine is subject to the same penalties that are imposed pursuant to this chapter on a person who practices medicine without a license or without being exempt from licensure.
E. The board may reinstate a retired physician to active status on payment of the biennial renewal fee and presentation of evidence satisfactory to the board that the physician meets the qualifications prescribed pursuant to section 32-1822. The board may deny the request for reinstatement, place the licensee on probation or issue a limited license that requires general or direct supervision by another licensed doctor of osteopathy for not more than one year.
F. A retired physician who has had the biennial renewal fee waived by the board pursuant to this section may perform volunteer work of not more than ten hours each week and may teach or provide instruction at an approved school of osteopathic medicine.