TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 329
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS

Limitations Upon Operation of Chapter

Section 329:21

    329:21 Persons Excepted. –
This chapter shall not apply:
I. [Repealed.]
II. To legally qualified physicians in other states or countries when called in consultation by an individual licensed to practice in the state who bears the responsibility for the patient's diagnosis and treatment. However, regular or frequent consultation by such an unlicensed person, as determined by the licensing board, shall constitute the practice of medicine without a license; or
III. To any physician residing on the border of a neighboring state and duly authorized under the laws thereof to practice medicine therein, whose practice extends into this state, and who does not open an office or appoint a place to meet patients or to receive calls within this state; or
IV. To regular or family physicians of persons not residents of this state, when called to attend them during a temporary stay in this state, provided such family physicians are legally registered in some state; or
V. To podiatry; or
VI. To simple treatments such as massage or baths; or
VII. To nurses in their legitimate occupations; or
VIII. To cases of emergency; or
IX. To the administration of ordinary household remedies; or
X. To the advertising or sale of patent medicines; or
XI. To those who endeavor to prevent or cure disease or suffering by spiritual means or prayer; or
XII. [Repealed.]
XIII. No physician's assistants or other paramedical personnel shall engage in the practice of optometry as defined in RSA 327:1 or perform any service rendered by an optician.
XIV. To such emergency medical services personnel as are approved and licensed by the commissioner of the department of safety under RSA 153-A.
XV. Midwives certified pursuant to RSA 326-D and practicing midwifery pursuant to RSA 326-D:2, V.
XVI. To such physician assistants as have been approved and certified by the board while under the supervision and control of a physician licensed in this state, but only if such person:
(a) Is a student in an established program which has been approved by the board; or
(b) Is a graduate of such a program and has passed, or has received temporary certification for the period pending the results of any examination for physician assistants required by the board.

Source. 1915, 167:17. PL 204:18. RL 250:18. RSA 329:21. 1971, 542:1. 1975, 186:13. 1977, 106:1. 1986, 219:19, 20. 1989, 290:2. 1992, 48:9, 10. 1993, 179:17, I. 1995, 286:22, 28, XV; 310:182. 1999, 213:9; 345:9. 2001, 228:10, eff. Sept. 9, 2001.