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About the State Boards Involved in this Pilot
- California Medical:
The mission of
the Medical Board of California is to protect healthcare consumers
through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and
surgeons and certain allied healthcare professions and through the
vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act.
Board of California is the State agency that licenses medical
doctors, investigates complaints, disciplines those who violate
the law, conducts physician evaluations, and facilitates
rehabilitation where appropriate.
The Board performs
similar functions for affiliated healing arts professions
including registered dispensing opticians, spectacle lens
dispensers, contact lens dispensers, licensed midwives, and
Minnesota Board of Medical
Practice Mission Statement
The Board's role is to
administer the Medical Practice Act, which creates minimum
standards for licensure. Currently, graduates from U.S. medical
schools must complete a one year residency program and pass the
national standardized examination to be licensed in Minnesota.
Foreign graduates must pass their examinations and complete two
years of residency in the United States or Canada. The Board
also considers other information provided by the applicant and
may conduct interviews before a license is granted.
The Board of Medical Practice
is made up of 11 physicians and 5 public members, all of whom
are appointed by the governor. Over 14,000 physicians are
licensed by the Board of Medical Practice and the Board also
regulates acupuncturists, athletic trainers, physician
assistants, respiratory care practitioners and professional
firms. The Board's mission is to protect the public by: 1)
extending the privilege to practice to qualified applicants, and
2) investigating complaints relating to the competency or
behavior of individual licensees or registrants.
The Missouri State Board of
Registration for the Healing Arts was created in 1939. The Board is
comprised of eight physicians and one voting public member, serve
terms of four years. Board members are nominated by the Director of
the Department of Economic Development and appointed by the Governor
with the advice and consent of the Senate. It is the duty of the
Board to administer and execute the statutes, rules and regulations
of the Healing Arts Practice Act. Responsibilities of the Board
include: promoting ethical standards, examination, licensure,
regulation, investigation of complaints and discipline of
individuals practicing in the field.
The mission of the State Board of
Registration for the Healing Arts is to protect the citizens of the
state through the licensing of physicians and other health
designated professionals, assessing their competence to practice and
their moral character. It is also the board's duty to investigate
all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.
The mission of the Oregon Board of
Medical Examiners is to protect the health, safety, and well being
of Oregon citizens by regulating the practice of medicine in a
manner that promotes quality care.
In addition to its licensing
functions, the Board conducts investigations, imposes disciplinary
action, and supports rehabilitation, education, and research to
further its legislative mandate to protect the citizens of Oregon.
The Board of Medical Examiners is also responsible for the scope of
practice of First Responders and EMTs.
- Rhode Island:
The Rhode Island Board of Medical
Licensure and Discipline: The Board is an agency of state government
established, by law, to protect the public and to assure high
practice and professional standards in the nearly 4000-member
physician community. The Board discharges these responsibilities
primarily through the licensing process, receiving and investigating
complaints, and serving as a disciplinary body. It also assesses
professional practices and develops remedial programs for specific
physicians. Among other activities, the Board provides public
information on physician licenses in Rhode Island; serves as a
resource to government concerning the foreign-trained physician
waiver program, assures the achievement of continuing medical
education standards and educates the health care and lay community
regarding the role of the Board and medical professionalism.