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32-1823. Locum tenens registration; application; term; interview; denial of application; discipline
A. A doctor of osteopathy who is licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery by another state may be registered to provide locum tenens medical services to substitute for or temporarily assist a doctor of osteopathy who holds an active license pursuant to this chapter or a doctor of medicine who holds an active license pursuant to chapter 13 of this title under the following conditions:
1. The applicant provides on forms and in a manner prescribed by the board proof that the applicant meets the applicable requirements of section 32-1822.
2. The doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy for whom the applicant is substituting or assisting provides to the board a written request for locum tenens registration of the applicant.
B. On completion of the registration form prescribed by the board and payment of the required fees, the executive director may register a qualifying doctor of osteopathy by locum tenens registration and authorize the doctor to provide locum tenens services.
C. Locum tenens registration granted pursuant to this section is valid for ninety days and may be extended once for an additional ninety days on written request by the doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy who originally initiated the request for this registration, stating the reason extension is necessary, and by submitting the appropriate fees and other documents requested by the executive director.
D. The board or the executive director may require an applicant to submit to a personal interview to provide the board with adequate information regarding the applicant's ability to practice under locum tenens registration. The applicant is responsible for all costs to attend the interview.
E. The board may deny the application for a locum tenens registration for any unprofessional conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to this chapter or as determined by a competent domestic or foreign jurisdiction.
F. A locum tenens registrant is subject to the disciplinary provisions pursuant to this chapter.