House File 2010 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2010 BY JACOBY A BILL FOR An Act relating to medical specialty board recertification and 1 the practice of medicine in this state. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5050YH (2) 87 ss/rh
H.F. 2010 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 148.4A Medical specialty board 1 recertification not required. 2 1. Maintenance of certification or osteopathic continuous 3 certification shall not be required for a physician as a 4 condition of licensure, admitting privileges at a hospital in 5 this state, reimbursement, malpractice insurance coverage, or 6 employment. 7 2. For the purposes of this section: 8 a. “Maintenance of certification” and “osteopathic continuous 9 certification” refer to proprietary programs, sponsored by 10 one or more of the medical specialty boards recognized by 11 the American board of medical specialties or the American 12 osteopathic association, that require periodic medical 13 specialty recertification examinations, self-assessments, 14 peer evaluations, and other activities, necessary to maintain 15 medical specialty board certification. 16 b. “Physician” means a person licensed to practice medicine 17 and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under this 18 chapter. 19 EXPLANATION 20 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 21 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 22 This bill prohibits the state, hospitals in the state, 23 employers, and insurers from requiring physicians to 24 participate in a maintenance of certification or osteopathic 25 continuous certification program in order to maintain a 26 license, admitting privileges, malpractice insurance, or 27 employment, or to receive reimbursement. The bill does not 28 alter the current continuing medical education requirements for 29 physicians established by the board of medicine. 30 -1- LSB 5050YH (2) 87 ss/rh 1/ 1