32-1422. Basic requirements for granting a license to practice medicine

A. An applicant for a license to practice medicine in this state pursuant to this article shall meet each of the following basic requirements:

1. Graduate from an approved school of medicine or receive a medical education which the board deems to be of equivalent quality.

2. Successfully complete an approved twelve month hospital internship, residency or clinical fellowship program.

3. Have the physical and mental capability to safely engage in the practice of medicine.

4. Have a professional record which indicates that the applicant has not committed any act or engaged in any conduct which would constitute grounds for disciplinary action against a licensee under this chapter.

5. Has not had a license to practice medicine revoked by a medical regulatory board in another jurisdiction in the United States for an act that occurred in that jurisdiction that constitutes unprofessional conduct pursuant to this chapter.

6. Is not currently under investigation, suspension or restriction by a medical regulatory board in another jurisdiction in the United States for an act that occurred in that jurisdiction that constitutes unprofessional conduct pursuant to this chapter. If the applicant is under investigation by a medical regulatory board in another jurisdiction, the board shall suspend the application process and may not issue or deny a license to the applicant until the investigation is resolved.

7. Has not surrendered, relinquished or given up a license to practice medicine in lieu of disciplinary action by a medical regulatory board in another jurisdiction in the United States for an act that occurred in that jurisdiction that constitutes unprofessional conduct pursuant to this chapter.

8. Pay all fees required by the board.

9. Complete the application as required by the board.

B. The board may require the submission of such credentials or other evidence, written and oral, and make any investigation it deems necessary to adequately inform itself with respect to an applicant's ability to meet the requirements prescribed by this section, including a requirement that the applicant for licensure undergo a physical examination, a mental evaluation and an oral competence examination and interview, or any combination thereof, as the board deems proper.

C. In determining if the requirements of subsection A, paragraph 4 have been met, if the board finds that the applicant committed an act or engaged in conduct that would constitute grounds for disciplinary action, the board shall determine to its satisfaction that the conduct has been corrected, monitored and resolved. If the matter has not been resolved, the board shall determine to its satisfaction that mitigating circumstances exist which prevent its resolution.

D. In determining if the requirements of subsection A, paragraph 6, have been met, if another jurisdiction has taken disciplinary action against an applicant, the board shall determine to its satisfaction that the cause for the action was corrected and the matter resolved. If the matter has not been resolved by that jurisdiction, the board shall determine to its satisfaction that mitigating circumstances exist which prevent its resolution.

E. The board may delegate authority to the executive director to deny licenses if applicants do not meet the requirements of this section.