OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Examinations and Licenses
329:12 Qualifications of Licensees.
I. Applicants for licensure shall:
(a) Pay a fee established by the board.
(b) Submit an application in a form prescribed by the board which shall be verified by oath.
(c) Submit a complete set of fingerprints and a criminal history record release form pursuant to RSA 329:11-a.
(d) Demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the board that the applicant:
(1) Is 21 years of age or older;
(2) Is of good professional character;
(3) Has completed at least 2 years of college course work or its equivalent.
(4) Has studied the treatment of human ailments in a medical school maintaining at the time of such studies a standard satisfactory to the Accreditation Council for Medical Education and has graduated from such school or has studied medicine in a medical school located outside the United States which is recognized by the United Nations World Health Organization (UNWHO) and had such studies confirmed by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification;
(5) Has completed at least 2 years of postgraduate training approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, or its equivalent as determined by the board. Each applicant who has graduated from an accredited medical school prior to January 1, 1970, is required to have satisfactorily completed at least 12 months in a graduate educational program approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, the Canadian Medical Association, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
(6) Has successfully passed one of the following sets of examinations:
(A) National Board of Medical/Osteopathic Examiners examinations.
(B) Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX).
(C) United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
(D) Medical Council of Canada Examination (LMCC).
II. The board may waive the examination requirement for any applicant who has satisfactorily passed all examinations and requirements to become board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Source. 1915, 167:7. 1917, 204:1. PL 204:10. 1937, 150:1. 1939, 139:1. RL 250:10. 1950, 8:6. RSA 329:12. 1969, 326:1. 1970, 3:3. 1973, 72:50. 1975, 186:5; 251:2. 1977, 417:6. 1981, 396:2; 483:8. 1983, 377:5, 6, 12, I, II. 1986, 219:11. 1995, 286:11. 2007, 303:2. 2008, 21:2, 3. 2009, 206:8, 9, eff. July 1, 2009. 2018, 318:23, eff. Aug. 24, 2018.