<For suspension or modification of this section related to COVID-19 see Executive Order
No. 20-10 dated March 27, 2020.>
(1) If a person (a) has graduated from an accredited school or college of osteopathic
medicine since January 1, 1963, (b) meets all statutory requirements for licensure
as an osteopathic physician, (c) has served one year of internship or its equivalent
at an institution approved for such training by the board, (d) after his or her internship,
has taken and passed the examination provided in section 38-2026, and (e) presents proof satisfactory to the department, with the recommendation of
the board, that he or she, within the three years immediately preceding the application
for licensure, (i) has been in the active practice of the profession of osteopathic
medicine and surgery in some other state, a territory, the District of Columbia, or
Canada for a period of one year, (ii) has had one year of graduate medical education
as described in subdivision (1)(c) of this section, (iii) has completed continuing
education in medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery approved by
the board, (iv) has completed a refresher course in medicine and surgery or osteopathic
medicine and surgery approved by the board, or (v) has completed the special purposes
examination approved by the board, such person, upon making application therefor,
shall receive a license as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery which shall
qualify such person to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery.
(2) With respect to persons who have graduated from an accredited school or college
of osteopathic medicine prior to January 1, 1963, the department, with the recommendation
of the board, may issue a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery to
any such graduate who meets all the requirements for issuance of such license except
graduation from an accredited school or college of osteopathic medicine after January
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