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  334.046.  Temporary license to teach for physicians, requirements — interns or residents from adjoining states may act in this state, requirements — waivers granted for temporarily licensed physicians seeking permanent license. — 1.  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the board may grant a temporary license to any otherwise qualified physician to teach or lecture in a program sponsored by an accredited medical school in the state of Missouri or any accredited hospital.  The temporary license shall not extend beyond twelve months from the date of its issuance and shall terminate automatically.  To be granted a temporary license pursuant to this section, a physician shall meet all requirements for permanent licensure in the state of Missouri, including those imposed by rule and regulation; except that, the board may recognize and take into account the credentials of a physician licensed in other states or in foreign countries.  Nothing contained in this section shall be construed so as to permit the issuance of a temporary license for locum tenens or other itinerant practices of the healing arts.

  2.  Within guidelines established by rule and regulation, the board may authorize an intern or a resident who is otherwise properly enrolled and duly licensed to participate in a program of graduate medical or osteopathic education in an accredited program in a contiguous state, to act as an intern or resident in this state; provided, that such activity is a recognized part of the educational experience offered by that program.

  3.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the board may waive the provisions of sections 334.035 and 334.040, but not section 334.031, and grant a permanent license to practice as a physician and surgeon to the holder of a temporary license issued pursuant to this section.  The board shall not grant a waiver pursuant to this section unless and until the applicant has held a temporary license for a minimum of twelve months preceding the date of application and complies with all requirements the board may impose by rule or regulation.  An applicant for a permanent license pursuant to this section shall present evidence to the board that the applicant holds a certificate of licensure in any state or territory of the United States, of the District of Columbia or in a foreign country, authorizing the applicant to practice in the same manner and to the same extent as physicians and surgeons are authorized to practice by this chapter.

  4.  Before granting a waiver pursuant to this section, the board may require the applicant to achieve a passing score on the federation portion of the state medical board's special purpose examination (SPEX).

  5.  If the board grants a waiver pursuant to this section, then the license issued to the applicant may be limited or restricted to the applicant's board specialty.

  6.  The board may not grant a waiver pursuant to this section to any applicant who has failed to achieve a passing score within three attempts on licensing examinations administered in one or more states or territories of the United States, the District of Columbia or in any foreign country.

  7.  Any waiver granted by the board pursuant to this section, or pursuant to section 334.040, shall be granted in the sole discretion of the board.  A refusal by the board to grant such a waiver shall not be appealable to the administrative hearing commission or circuit court.


(L. 1986 H.B. 1036, A.L. 1989 S.B. 283, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1473, A.L. 1997 S.B. 141)

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