Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 37
Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-37-16.1

§ 5-37-16.1. Limited registration — Academic faculty.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, a physician of noteworthy and recognized professional attainment who is a clearly outstanding physician and who has been offered by the dean of a medical school in this state a full-time academic appointment, shall be eligible for a limited registration while serving on the academic staff of the medical school. Upon recommendation of the dean of an accredited school of medicine in this state, the board in its discretion, after being satisfied that the applicant is a graduate of a foreign medical school and a person of professional rank whose knowledge and special training will benefit the medical school in this state, may issue to this physician a limited registration to engage in the practice of medicine to the extent that this practice is incidental to a necessary part of his or her academic appointment and then only in the hospital or hospitals and outpatient clinics connected with the medical school. Except to the extent authorized by this section, the registrant shall not engage in the practice of medicine or receive compensation for his or her limited-registration work, unless he or she is issued a license to practice medicine in accordance with the provisions of § 5-37-2. The registration shall be valid for a period of not more than one year expiring on the 30th day of June following its initial effective date but may be renewed annually; provided, that the registration automatically expires when the holder’s relationship with the medical school is terminated. The application fee for the initial registration authorized under this section and the initial application fee for annual renewal shall be as set forth in § 23-1-54. Thereafter the fees shall be as promulgated by regulation of the director.

History of Section.
P.L. 1983, ch. 139, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 301, § 5; P.L. 1986, ch. 386, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 10; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 12.