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HB 352 - Physician licensing exemption

HB 352 - Physician licensing exemption

Phil Haunschild
January 22, 2018

Bill Description: This bill would exempt out-of-state physicians and other medical professionals from Idaho’s licensing provisions when they are temporarily traveling in the state to perform limited work.

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Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market? 

HB 352 would allow a physician, physician assistant, dietitian, or athletic trainer to travel into the state of Idaho and perform services on the group with which they are traveling. Currently, if one of the previously listed medical professionals travels in the state they are not legally allowed to practice their profession within Idaho’s borders. This can create a burden for groups such as athletic teams, which frequently travel with their own doctor.

Under the new exemption provided in HB 352, the cited medical professionals could perform their professional services on the individuals who are in the group with which they are traveling. This would, however, be limited to a total of 60 days per year within the state of Idaho without having to gain any permission slip from the state government.


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