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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 5. Medicine [2000 - 2525.5]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1313, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 4.5. Osteopathic Requirements for Licensure [2099.5 - 2099.6]
  ( Article 4.5 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 184, Sec. 1. )

2099.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an originating license for an osteopathic physician’s and surgeon’s certificate issued by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California shall require a written examination that is either prepared or selected by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. The written examination shall include osteopathic principles and practices and all applicable provisions of Article 4 (commencing with Section 2080). An applicant shall successfully complete the written examination, as determined by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 789, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2004.)

2099.6.
  

(a) The Osteopathic Medical Board of California shall develop a process to give priority review status to the application of an applicant for an osteopathic physician and surgeon’s certificate who can demonstrate that he or she intends to practice in a medically underserved area or serve a medically underserved population as defined in Section 128565 of the Health and Safety Code.

(b) An applicant may demonstrate his or her intent to practice in a medically underserved area or serve a medically underserved population by providing proper documentation, including, but not limited to, a letter from the employer indicating that the applicant has accepted employment and stating the start date.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 307, Sec. 2. (AB 1288) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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