(a) The Board, at its discretion, may issue a temporary license to practice podiatry in this State to a podiatrist, who is licensed or otherwise legally qualified to practice podiatry in any state of the United States or other jurisdiction, and who meets the following conditions:
(1) The applicant is entering this State for the purpose of taking charge of the practice of a person licensed to practice podiatry in this State during such licensee’s temporary illness or absence from this State; and
(2) The applicant shall complete an application, pay the appropriate fee established by the Division, and shall present proof of current licensure in “good standing” in the state or states where the applicant currently is and/or has been licensed. A license in “good standing” is defined in § 508(a)(4)-(7) of this title, and such applicant shall comply with the provisions of § 510(d) of this title.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 513
- Board: shall mean the State Board of Podiatry established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 502
- Division: shall mean the State Division of Professional Regulation. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 502
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Podiatrist: shall mean a person who is qualified to practice podiatry and is licensed under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 502
- Practice of podiatry: shall mean the diagnosis and the medical, surgical, mechanical, manipulative and electrical treatment of all ailments of the foot and ankle. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 502
- State: shall mean the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 502
- United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
(b) The person licensed to practice medicine in this State shall make the licensee’s request to the Board in writing and shall submit a certified statement that the purpose of the temporary license is to take charge of the licensee’s practice of podiatry in this State during a temporary illness or absence from this State.
(c) Such temporary license shall be effective for not less than 2 weeks nor for more than 3 months from date of issuance.
(d) The Board may also issue a temporary license to practice as a podiatric physician to an applicant who is participating in a residency program in this State and who is an otherwise qualified applicant for licensure in this State. The temporary license for such residency program participant will be valid for the period of residency and will expire immediately upon completion of or withdrawal from the residency or 24 months from issuance whichever is earlier. Such temporary license may be renewed once only for an additional 24 months and any such renewed license shall also expire immediately upon completion of or withdrawal from the residency program.