3.1.E. Licensure, Medical Staff Membership, Malpractice Insurance, and Authorization to Work
1. Licensure and Medical Staff Membership
The Clinician Educator appointment, and therefore employment, is contingent upon and coterminous with the individual obtaining and maintaining in good standing (a) a professional medical license from the State of California and (b) the medical staff membership and privileges at Stanford Health Care and/or Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital as well as any other facilities necessary for the performance of the individual’s intended clinical role.
California Business and Professions Code Sections 2100 et seq. apply to the applications of graduates of medical schools located outside the United States or Canada. In particular, Section 2113 applies to a person who does not immediately qualify for a physician and surgeon’s certificate and who is offered a full time Clinician Educator position by the dean of an approved medical school in the State of California. Section 2113 describes the requirements for applying for a certificate of registration to engage in the practice of medicine only to the extent that the practice is incident to and a necessary part of the person’s duties as approved by the Medical Board of California in connection with the Clinician Educator position. A clinical fellowship shall not be submitted as a faculty service appointment.
Section 2168.1 applies to a person who is offered either a full-time tenure-track clinical faculty appointment at the full professor level (or its equivalent) by a California medical school approved by the Board or to a person who is clearly outstanding in a specific field of medicine or surgery and is offered by the dean of a medical school in this state, a full-time academic appointment at the level of full professor or associate professor, and a great need exists to fill that position. Section 2168.1 describes the requirements for applying for a special faculty permit, authorizing the holder to practice medicine only within the medical school itself and any affiliated institution in which the permit holder is providing instruction as part of the medical school’s educational program and for which the medical school has assumed direct responsibility. The holder of a special faculty permit shall not engage in the practice of medicine except as provided above.
Additional information regarding this legislation is available from the Division of Consumer Affairs, Medical Board of California and from Graduate Medical Education (GME).
The “Notice of Separation Under Business and Professions Code Sections 2111, 2113, and 2168”, used to notify the Medical Board of California that the Clinician Educator appointment of a 2113 or 2168 registration holder has ended, is available on the GME’s web site.
b. Medical Staff Membership and Privileges
Information about medical staff membership and privileges at the School of Medicine may be obtained from the Medical Staff Office.
2. Malpractice Insurance
Information regarding malpractice coverage for providing services on behalf of the School of Medicine is available from The Risk Authority.
3. Authorization to Work, Visas for and Employment of Foreign Nationals
The Clinician Educator must be authorized to work as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act, as explained on this page about the I-9 form.
If the candidate for a Clinician Educator position is a foreign national, the candidate and the department must comply with the applicable policies and procedures appearing in Administrative Guide Memo 2.4.1 and on the Bechtel International Center website.