10.32.01.06

.06 Qualifications for Limited License for Postgraduate Teaching.

A. Moral Character. The applicant for a limited license for postgraduate teaching shall be of good moral character.

B. Age. The applicant for a limited license for postgraduate teaching shall be 18 years old or older.

C. Education, Training, and Experience.

(1) To meet the education and training requirements, a qualified applicant for a limited license for postgraduate teaching shall have:

(a) Graduated from an LCME-accredited medical school or a foreign medical school that is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools at the time of the applicant's graduation or, for doctors of osteopathy, meet the requirements of Health Occupations Article, §14-307(d)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland;

(b) Satisfactorily completed a training program which meets the following requirements:

(i) The postgraduate training shall have been in the specialty in which the applicant will function as a postgraduate teacher,

(ii) The postgraduate training shall have included at least the same number of years of specialty postgraduate training as would be required for certification by that specialty's board in the United States and submit the requirements of both to the Board, and

(iii) The applicant shall submit documents both from the United States and, if the applicant's specialty postgraduate training was obtained outside the United States, from each foreign specialty board to the Board; and

(c) Passed that specialty's certifying examination in either the country where specialty postgraduate training was obtained or where the applicant is practicing.

(2) A qualified postgraduate applicant shall meet the following experience requirements:

(a) Be a member in good standing of the specialty board in the country from which the applicant is applying; and

(b) Have functioned independently as both an academician and clinician for at least 3 years after the completion of postgraduate specialty training.

D. Fees. An applicant for a limited license for postgraduate teaching shall pay the limited license fee for postgraduate teaching and any additional charges set by the Board.

E. Additional Requirements for Postgraduate Teaching Licenses.

(1) The Board may require additional information which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) Letter from the chief of staff of any hospital where the applicant has practiced within the 5 years preceding the application for a postgraduate teaching license, detailing the applicant's competence to practice medicine;

(b) Malpractice history;

(c) Driving record including, but not limited to, convictions for driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of a chemical substance or medication;

(d) Medical licensing examination results;

(e) Physical or mental examinations, or both, by a physician or evaluation program for treatment of impaired physicians, or both, chosen by the Board.

(2) On forms supplied by the Board, an applicant shall agree to release to the Board information from other institutions and government agencies including, but not limited to, the National Practitioner Data Bank, hospitals, and other licensing bodies.

(3) During the application process, an applicant for a limited license for postgraduate teaching shall have the duty to inform the Board by electronic or first-class mail of any of the circumstances listed in Regulation .03H(1) and (2) of this chapter within 30 days of the occurrence of or notification about these circumstances.

(4) A teaching institution seeking to obtain limited licenses for their postgraduate teachers shall present the Board with the following information:

(a) Detailed evidence of the physician's qualifications and competence including the nature of the physician's proposed responsibilities, reasons for any limitations of those practice responsibilities, and the degree of supervision under which the physician will function, if any;

(b) A copy of the relevant sections of the hospital bylaws which detail the requirements for, and mechanism of, supervising physicians; and

(c) A copy of the relevant section of the hospital bylaws which detail the requirements for, and mechanism of, supervision of postgraduate physician teachers.

(5) An applicant for a postgraduate teaching license shall agree that the applicant will:

(a) Only practice within the teaching institutions and programs specified within the application;

(b) Practice medicine only in conjunction with the applicant's teaching responsibilities; and

(c) Not practice medicine outside the applicant's teaching responsibilities.

F. English Language Competency. The applicant shall demonstrate oral and written English language competency as described in Regulation .04D of this chapter.

G. Speech Impairment. Applicants wishing to claim speech impairments shall submit documentation of these impairments to the Board as described in Regulation .04E of this chapter.

H. Terms and Renewal of Postgraduate Teaching Licenses.

(1) The Board shall issue a postgraduate teaching license with a term of 1 year.

(2) The Board may renew a limited license for postgraduate teaching only once for a maximum period of 1 year.