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(1) A retired physician who holds an active license to practice medicine in Montana and who is registered with the board as a health corps physician may:

(a) practice medicine by providing primary outpatient care through home healthcare visits to eligible patients; and

(b) engage in a limited scope of practice under a limitation of liability imposed by 37-3-806, MCA.

(2) Health corps physicians must report to the board in writing within 90 days, any denial of hospital privileges, restrictions or limitations of practice, or the initiation of any disciplinary action against the certificate or license to practice medicine by any state or territory, in which the licensee is licensed.

(3) Health corps physicians shall follow the participation guidelines as set forth by the board. Failure to follow participation guidelines may be grounds for discipline.

(4) Health corps physicians shall provide a written disclosure on the limitation on legal liability to patients referred to in the health corps program.

(5) Health corps physicians are subject to each of the grounds for disciplinary action as provided in 37-1-316, MCA, and ARM 24.156.625, in accordance with the procedures set forth in Title 37, chapters 1 and 3, MCA, and the Montana Administrative Procedure Act.

(6) Health corps physicians shall comply with all laws, rules, and regulations governing the maintenance of patient medical records, including patient confidentiality requirements.

(7) Health corps physicians shall notify the board of any change in the licensee's address, as contained on the participation registration, within 30 days of such change.

(8) Health corps physicians shall cooperate in the investigation of any possible grounds for discipline, including revocation or limitation of the license or participation registration, by timely compliance with all inquiries and subpoenas issued by the board for evidence or information. The licensee shall provide, within 21 days of receipt of a written request from the board, clear and legible copies of requested documents, including medical records, which may be related to possible grounds for discipline, including revocation or limitation of a license or participation registration. Failure to timely comply with a board inquiry or subpoena or to provide clear and legible copies of requested records shall be grounds for discipline.

History: 37-1-131, 37-3-203, 37-3-802, 37-3-804, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-3-310, 37-3-802, 37-3-804, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 73, Eff. 1/15/10.

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