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CHAPTER 50--H.F.No. 474

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.


Section 1.

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


(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 require a physician who has designated Minnesota as the state of principal license to submit to a national criminal background check. 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 to the Interstate Commission. 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 required a criminal background check for the physician within the last 12 months.


This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 11, 2017

Signed by the governor May 12, 2017, 11:43 a.m.

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