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30th Legislature(2017-2018)

Bill Text 30th Legislature


00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 191                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the practice of medicine and osteopathy."                                                           
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1. AS 08.64 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
04 Sec. 08.64.372. Maintenance of certification and osteopathic continuous                                               
05 certification. (a) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to require a physician to                                 
06 secure a maintenance of certification as a condition of licensure, reimbursement,                                       
07 employment, or admitting privileges at a hospital in this state. In this subsection,                                    
08 "maintenance of certification" means a proprietary program that requires an individual                                  
09 to engage in periodic testing, self-assessment, peer evaluation, or other activities to                                 
10       obtain and maintain a specialty medical certification.                                                            
11 (b)  Nothing in this chapter may be construed to require an osteopath to secure                                         
12 an osteopathic continuous certification as a condition of licensure, reimbursement,                                     
13 employment, or admitting privileges at a hospital in this state. In this subsection,                                    
14 "osteopathic continuous certification" means a proprietary program that requires an                                     
15 individual to engage in periodic testing, self-assessment, peer evaluation, or other                                    
01       activities to obtain and maintain a specialty osteopathic certification.                                          
02    * Sec. 2. AS 18.20 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
03 Sec. 18.20.105. Limitations on maintenance of certification and                                                       
04 osteopathic continuous certification. (a) A hospital may not revoke, suspend,                                         
05 condition, restrict, or refuse to grant hospital privileges to a person licensed under                                  
06       AS 08.64 to practice as                                                                                           
07                 (1)  a physician because of the physician's failure to participate in or                                
08       secure a maintenance of certification; or                                                                         
09                 (2)  an osteopath because of the osteopath's failure to participate in or                               
10       secure an osteopathic continuous certification.                                                                   
11            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
12                 (1)  "maintenance of certification" means a proprietary program that                                    
13       requires an individual to engage in periodic testing, self-assessment, peer evaluation,                           
14       or other activities to obtain and maintain a specialty medical certification;                                     
15 (2)  "osteopathic continuous certification" means a proprietary program                                                 
16 that requires an individual to engage in periodic testing, self-assessment, peer                                        
17 evaluation, or other activities to obtain and maintain a specialty osteopathic                                          
18       certification.                                                                                                    
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