TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 329
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

Examining Board

Section 329:2

    329:2 Board; Duties. –
I. There shall be a board of medicine consisting of 11 members; including 5 members selected from among physicians and surgeons, one member selected to represent osteopathic physicians and surgeons, one member selected to represent physician assistants regulated by the board, the commissioner or the medical director of the department of health and human services, or in the case of a vacancy in the office of medical director, the commissioner shall appoint a designee, and 3 public members. Only board members provided for in this paragraph shall have the authority to vote in board determinations. Any public member of the board shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the medical profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of medical services or an activity directly related to medicine, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment.
II. The board shall:
(a) Evaluate persons who apply for the authority to practice medicine in New Hampshire and license to those who are found qualified under the standards of this chapter.
(b) Investigate and evaluate existing licensees through the medical review subcommittee and commence disciplinary action concerning licensees in accordance with the standards of this chapter.
(c) Investigate and prepare reports on any matter within the scope of this chapter.
(d) Assess, compromise, and collect civil penalties against persons engaged in the unauthorized practice of medicine or other violations of this chapter.
(e) [Repealed.]
III. [Repealed.]
IV. [Repealed.]

Source. 1915, 167:2. PL 204:2. RL 250:2. RSA 329:2. 1973, 72:48. 1977, 417:2. 1978, 40:7, II, III. 1981, 483:3. 1985, 416:8. 1986, 219:1. 1993, 179:1, 17, II. 1995, 286:1-3. 2001, 228:2. 2006, 61:1. 2009, 206:2, eff. July 1, 2009; 300:1, eff. Sept. 29, 2009. 2021, 197:78, I, eff. July 1, 2021.