Tuesday, July 3, 2012

AMA: Don’t make licensure dependent on board certification

Delegates adopt policy urging medical boards to establish flexible medical license requirements that benefit — and don’t harm — physicians.

Carolyne Krupa, amednews. July 2, 2012.

For years, the Federation of State Medical Boards and individual medical boards nationwide have been developing new standards for maintenance of licensure. Many physicians are concerned that those requirements could create undue burdens of time and money on doctors and duplicate what they already do to maintain board certification.

The American Medical Association wants to ensure that those mandates don’t become burdensome and says no doctor should be barred from practice for not keeping up with board-certification requirements, according to policies adopted at the AMA Annual Meeting.

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