Looking to maintain your license for a period of time but not practice and not maintain insurance?
go here: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Medicine/Pages/General-Board-Information.aspx
You will change your license to Inactive Status. Please call the medical board with any questions.
SB990, Now Act #134 was signed by the govenor on September 24th, 2014.
The new law amends the Acupuncture Licensure Act to provide that an acupuncturist is permitted to treat a person who has not obtained a diagnosis of their condition, for a period longer than 60 calendar days, if the person does not present any symptoms of a condition.
This law also adds a requirement that an acupuncturist must obtain and maintain professional liability insurance coverage of at least $1 million per occurrence or claims made. The law provides that failure to maintain insurance coverage will result in disciplinary proceedings. It requires a licensee to provide notification to the State Board of Medicine and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine if any lapse in insurance coverage occurs. The law requires that any license must be
suspended upon failure to maintain insurance coverage.
Acceptable evidence of coverage shall be either self-insurance; personally purchased professional liability insurance; or professional liability insurance coverage provided by the acupuncturist's employer or similar type of coverage acceptable to the Board (i.e., State Board of Medicine or State Board of Osteopathic Medicine).
The law will become effective December 23, 2014.
Full Act Text Available Here
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