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CHAPTER 433-S.F.No. 2345 An act relating to health; modifying provisions relating to foreign medical school graduates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 147.037, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1993 Supplement, section 147.037, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [REQUIREMENTS.] The board shall issue a license to practice medicine to any person who satisfies the requirements in paragraphs (a) to (g). (a) The applicant shall satisfy all the requirements established in section 147.02, subdivision 1, paragraphs (a), (e), (f), (g), and (h). (b) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is a graduate of a medical or osteopathic school approved by the board as equivalent to accredited United States or Canadian schools based upon its faculty, curriculum, facilities, accreditation, or other relevant data. (c) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has been awarded a certificate by the educational council for foreign medical graduates, and the applicant has a working ability in the English language sufficient to communicate with patients and physicians and to engage in the practice of medicine. (d) The applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion of two years of graduate, clinical medical training in a program located in the United States, its territories, or Canada and accredited by a national accrediting organization approved by the board or other graduate training approved in advance by the board as meeting standards similar to those of a national accrediting organization. This requirement does not apply (1) to an applicant who is admitted as a permanent immigrant to the United States as a person of exceptional ability in the sciences
or, (2) to an applicant issued a permanent immigrant visa after October 1, 1991, as a person of extraordinary ability or as an outstanding professor or researcher provided that a person under clause (1) or (2) is admitted pursuant to rules of the United States Department of Labor and has completed one year of the graduate, clinical medical training required by this paragraph, or (3) to an applicant who is licensed in another state, has practiced five years without disciplinary action, has completed one year of the graduate, clinical medical training required by this paragraph, and has passed the Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards within three attempts in the 24 months before licensing. (e) The applicant must: (1) within ten years prior to application have passed an examination prepared and graded by the Federation of State Medical Boards, the United States Medical Licensing Examination program, or the Medical Council of Canada; or (2) have a current license from the equivalent licensing agency in another state or Canada; and (i) pass the Special Purpose Examination of the Federation of State Medical Boards with a score of 75 or better within three attempts; or (ii) have a current certification by a specialty board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Professional Education, or of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (f) The applicant must not be under license suspension or revocation by the licensing board of the state or jurisdiction in which the conduct that caused the suspension or revocation occurred. (g) The applicant must not have engaged in conduct warranting disciplinary action against a licensee, or have been subject to disciplinary action other than as specified in paragraph (f). If an applicant does not satisfy the requirements stated in this paragraph, the board may issue a license only on the applicant's showing that the public will be protected through issuance of a license with conditions or limitations the board considers appropriate. Presented to the governor April 11, 1994 Signed by the governor April 13, 1994, 1:02 p.m.
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