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S.F. No. 300 - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Background Checks
Author: Senator Carla J. Nelson
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Date: February 20, 2017


This bill amends the interstate medical licensure compact to allow the Board of Medical Practice to perform a criminal background check for a physician who has designated Minnesota as the state of principal license.  The background check must be conducted as provided under the general law governing health-related licensing boards.  The board must use the criminal background check to evaluate a physician’s eligibility for a letter of qualification and may not disseminate the data except as allowed by law.  An exemption is included for a physician seeking expedited licensure who has not designated Minnesota as the state of principal license if the state of principal license has performed a background check within the last 12 months.

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