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Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 59, §495a.1. License reregistration
A. At regular intervals set by the Board, no less than one time per annum, each licensee licensed by this act [Title 59, §481 et seq.] shall demonstrate to the Board the licensee’s continuing qualification to practice medicine and surgery. The licensee shall apply for license reregistration on a form or forms provided by the Board, which shall be designed to require the licensee to update or add to the information in the Board’s file relating to the licensee and his or her professional activity. It shall also require the licensee to report to the Board the following information:
1. Any action taken against the licensee for acts or conduct similar to acts or conduct described in this act as grounds for disciplinary action by:
a. any jurisdiction or authority (United States or foreign) that licenses or authorizes the practice of medicine and surgery,
b. any peer review body,
c. any health care institution,
d. any professional medical society or association,
e. any law enforcement agency,
f. any court, or
g. any governmental agency;
2. Any adverse judgment, settlement, or award against the licensee arising from a professional liability claim;
3. The licensee’s voluntary surrender of or voluntary limitation on any license or authorization to practice medicine and surgery in any jurisdiction, including military, public health and foreign;
4. Any denial to the licensee of a license or authorization to practice medicine and surgery by any jurisdiction, including military, public health or foreign;
5. The licensee’s voluntary resignation from the medical staff of any health care institution or voluntary limitation of the licensee’s staff privileges at such an institution if that action occurred while the licensee was under formal or informal investigation by the institution or a committee thereof for any reason related to alleged medical incompetence, unprofessional conduct, or mental or physical impairment;
6. The licensee’s voluntary resignation or withdrawal from a national, state, or county medical society, association, or organization if that action occurred while the licensee was under formal or informal investigation or review by that body for any reason related to possible medical incompetence, unprofessional or unethical conduct, or mental or physical impairment;
7. Whether the licensee has abused or has been addicted to or treated for addiction to alcohol or any chemical substance during the previous registration period, unless such person is in a rehabilitation program approved by the Board;
8. Whether the licensee has had any physical injury or disease or mental illness during the previous registration period that affected or interrupted his or her practice of medicine and surgery; and
9. The licensee’s completion of continuing medical education or other forms of professional maintenance or evaluation, including specialty board certification or recertification, during the previous registration period.
B. The Board may require continuing medical education for license reregistration and require documentation of that education.
C. The Board shall require that the licensee receive not less than one (1) hour of education in pain management or one (1) hour of education in opioid use or addiction each year preceding an application for renewal of a license, unless the licensee has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Board that the licensee does not currently hold a valid federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.
D. The licensee shall sign and attest to the veracity of the application form for license reregistration. Failure to report fully and correctly shall be grounds for disciplinary action by the Board.
E. The Board shall establish a system for reviewing reregistration forms. The Board may initiate investigations and disciplinary proceedings based on information submitted by licensees for license reregistration.
F. Upon a finding by the Board that the licensee is fit to continue to practice medicine and surgery in this state, the Board shall issue to the licensee a license to practice medicine and surgery during the next registration period.
Okla. Admin. Code tit. §435:1-1-8. Reporting information to Board
The following entities are required to report within 30 days after action is taken, to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision in the manner prescribed as follows:
(1) Each entity (including an insurance company) which makes payments in satisfaction of judgment in a medical malpractice action or claim shall report the name of the physician, the amount of the payment, the name(s) of any hospital(s) with which the physician is associated or affiliated, a description of the acts or omissions and injuries or illness upon which the action or claim was based and any other information deemed necessary and requested by the Board.
(2) Each health care entity that takes a professional review action that adversely affects the clinical privileges of a physician for longer than 30 days, shall report to the Board name, description, other information.
(3) Each health care entity that accepts the surrender of clinical privileges by a physician while said physician is under investigation by the entity relating to possible incompetence or improper professional conduct, shall report to the Board name, description, other information.
(4) Each health care entity that accepts the surrender of clinical privileges by a physician in exchange for not conducting an investigation of possible incompetence or improper professional conduct, shall report to the Board name, description, other information.
(5) Any professional society or association which takes professional review action which adversely affects the membership of the physician shall report to the Board name, description, other information.