Automatic suspension of license for mental illness or imprisonment
- • termination of suspension
(1) A person’s license issued under this chapter is suspended automatically if:
(a) The licensee is adjudged to be mentally ill or is admitted on a voluntary basis to a treatment facility for mental illness that affects the ability of the licensee to safely practice medicine and if the licensee’s residence in the hospital exceeds 25 consecutive days; or
(b) The licensee is an inmate in a penal institution.
(2)(a) The clerk of the court ordering commitment or incarceration under subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section shall cause to be mailed to the Oregon Medical Board, as soon as possible, a certified copy of the court order. No fees are chargeable by the clerk for performing the duties prescribed by this paragraph.
(b) The administrator of the hospital to which a person with a license issued under this chapter has voluntarily applied for admission shall cause to be mailed to the board as soon as possible, a certified copy of the record of the voluntary admission of such person.
(c) Written evidence received from the supervisory authority of a penal or mental institution that the licensee is an inmate or patient therein is prima facie evidence for the purpose of subsection (1)(a) or (b) of this section.
(3) A suspension under this section may be terminated by the board when:
(a)(A) The board receives evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee is not mentally ill; or
(B) The board receives evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee is no longer incarcerated; and
(b) The board is satisfied, with due regard for the public interest, that the licensee’s privilege to practice may be restored. [1955 c.317 §1; 1961 c.257 §1; 1967 c.470 §39; 1983 c.486 §27; 1983 c.740 §250; 1989 c.830 §15; 1997 c.792 §22]
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