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32-1834. Temporary licensure; requirements; fee
A. Beginning July 1, 2017, the board may issue a temporary license, which may not be renewed or extended, to allow a physician who is not a licensee to practice in this state for a total of up to two hundred fifty consecutive days if the physician meets all of the following requirements:
1. Holds an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory or possession of the United States.
2. Has never had a license revoked or suspended or surrendered a license for disciplinary reasons.
3. Is not the subject of an unresolved complaint.
4. Has applied for a license pursuant to section 32-1822.
5. Has paid any applicable fees.
B. The physician shall submit to the board a notarized affidavit attesting that the physician meets the requirements of subsection A, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this section. The physician shall notify the board immediately if any circumstance specified in subsection A, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this section changes during the application period for a temporary license or while holding a temporary license, at which time the board may deny or revoke the temporary license.
C. The board shall approve or deny an application under this section within thirty days after an applicant files a complete application. The approval of a temporary license pursuant to this section allows the physician to practice in this state without restriction.
D. If granted, the physician's temporary license expires the earlier of two hundred fifty days after the date the temporary license is granted or on approval or denial of the physician's license application submitted pursuant to section 32-1822.
E. For the purpose of meeting the requirements of subsection A of this section, an applicant shall provide the board the name of each state, territory or possession of the United States in which the person is licensed or has held a license and the board shall verify with the applicable regulatory board that the applicant holds an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine, has never had a license revoked or suspended or surrendered a license for disciplinary reasons and is not the subject of an unresolved complaint. The board may accept the verification of this information from each other regulatory board verbally, which shall be followed by either an electronic or hard copy before the physician's permanent license is granted. If the board is unable to verify the information within the initial thirty days as required by subsection C of this section, the board may extend the time frame by an additional thirty days to receive the necessary verification.
F. The board may establish a fee in rule for temporary licensure under this section.