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1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/07/2017 08:51am

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A bill for an act
relating to health occupations; authorizing criminal background checks by the
Board of Medical Practice; exempting certain physicians from criminal background
checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 147.381.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 147.381, is amended to read:


147.381 APPLICATION OF INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT
TO EXISTING LAWS.

(a) Uniform rules developed by the Interstate Commission established under section
147.38 shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 14.05 to 14.389.

(b) Complaints against physicians licensed in Minnesota under the expedited licensure
process in section 147.38 shall be handled as provided in sections 214.10 and 214.103.

(c) All provisions of section 147.38 authorizing or requiring the board to provide data
to the Interstate Commission are authorized by section 214.10, subdivision 8, paragraph
(d).

(d) The provisions of sections 214.17 to 214.25 apply to physicians licensed in Minnesota
through the provisions of section 147.38 when the practice involves direct physical contact
between the physician and a patient.

(e) According to uniform rules developed by the Interstate Commission established
under section 147.38, the board is authorized to perform a criminal background check for
a physician who has designated Minnesota as the state of principal license. The criminal
background check shall be conducted as provided in section 214.075. The board shall use
the criminal background check data to evaluate a physician's eligibility for a letter of
qualification pursuant to section 147.38, and shall not disseminate this data except as allowed
by law. A physician seeking expedited licensure in Minnesota under section 147.38 who
has not designated Minnesota as the state of principal license is exempt from the requirements
of section 214.075 if the state of principal license has performed a criminal background
check for the physician within the last 12 months.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

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