(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a foreign medical graduate from engaging in the practice of medicine whenever and wherever required as a part of a clinical service program under the following conditions:
(1) The clinical service is in a postgraduate training program approved by the Division of Licensing.
(2) The graduate is registered with the division for the clinical service.
(b) A graduate may engage in the practice of medicine under this section until the receipt of his or her physician and surgeon’s certificate. If the graduate fails to pass the examination and receive a certificate by the completion of the graduate’s third year of postgraduate training or if the division denies his or her application for licensure, all privileges and exemptions under this section shall automatically cease.
(c) Nothing in this section shall preclude a foreign medical graduate from engaging in the practice of medicine under any other exemption contained in this chapter.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed.
(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 775, Sec. 30. (SB 798) Effective January 1, 2018. Repealed as of January 1, 2020, by its own provisions.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018