Existing law, the Licensed Physicians and Dentists from Mexico Pilot Program, allows up to 30 licensed physicians and up to 30 licensed dentists from Mexico to practice medicine or dentistry in California for a period not to exceed 3 years, in accordance with certain requirements. Existing law requires the Medical Board of California and the Dental Board of California to provide oversight pursuant to these provisions.
This bill would require the Medical Board of California to extend the license of a physician from Mexico issued pursuant the provisions described above for 3 years, with the extension to be effective when the license expires, and would prescribe a fee for this extension. The bill would provide that these provisions apply to a license that is effective as of January 1, 2024, and that if the license expires before the effective date of the bill's provisions, the provisions apply retroactively, as specified. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the licensees described above.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.