(a) Any person seeking to be licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state who holds a valid license to practice medicine and surgery attained under requirements substantially similar to the requirement of section ten of this article from another state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Canada, and any person seeking to be licensed to practice podiatry in this state who holds a valid license to practice podiatry attained under requirements substantially similar to the requirements in section ten of this article from another state, territory or foreign country or the District of Columbia shall be issued a license to practice medicine and surgery or podiatry, as appropriate, in this state if he or she meets the following requirements:
(1) He or she must submit an application to the board on forms provided by the board and remit a reasonable licensure fee, the amount of such reasonable fee to be set by the board. The application must, as a minimum, require a statement that the applicant is a licensed physician or podiatrist in good standing and indicate whether any medical disciplinary action has been taken against him or her in the past; and
(2) He or she must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board that he or she has the requisite qualifications to provide the same standard of care as a physician or podiatrist initially licensed in this state.
(b) The board may investigate the applicant and may request a personal interview to review the applicant's qualifications and professional credentials.
(c) The board may, at its discretion, grant a temporary license to an individual applying for licensure under this section if the individual meets the requirements of subdivision (1), subsection (a) of this section. Such temporary license shall only be valid until the board is able to meet and consider the endorsement request. The board may fix and collect a reasonable fee for a temporary license, the amount of such reasonable fee to be set by the board.
(d) The application fee shall be waived, and to the extent consistent with the integrity of the licensure process and the requirements for licensure as set forth in this section and in the relevant legislative rules, the board shall expedite its processing of an individual's application to practice medicine and surgery, or practice podiatry: Provided, That the sole purpose for licensure is to provide services at a children's summer camp for not more than one specifically designated three week period annually. The license shall be issued for a period of the specifically designated three weeks only, on an annual basis.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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