SS/SB 400 - This act removes provisions of law stating that the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts shall not issue physician or surgeon's licenses or administer the Missouri state board examination to anyone who fails to achieve a passing score on licensing examinations within three attempts.
The act also removes the requirement that steps one, two, and three of the United States Medical Licensing Examination must be taken within a seven year period with no more than three attempts on any step of the exam.
The act states that applicants must provide proof of successful completion of the USMLE or an exam administered by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, rather than just proof of completion.
The act removes the provision which states that in order for the Board to waive licensure requirements for an applicant who is licensed in another state the applicant must be certified by a certifying agency in the applicant's area of specialty.
These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/SB 458 (2015) and similar to SB 411 (2015) and provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 671 & 683 and HCS/SCS/SB 107 (2015).
This act also provides that the state shall not require maintenance of licensure, as defined in the act, as a condition of physician licensure or any form of specialty medical board certification to practice medicine within the state. The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts or any other state agency shall not discriminate against physicians who do not maintain specialty medical board certification.
This provision is identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 671 & 683, HCS/SB 458 (2015), and HCS/SCS/SB 107 (2015).