New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 16 - OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING
CHAPTER 10 - MEDICINE AND SURGERY PRACTITIONERS
16.10.4 NMAC - CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
16.10.4.15 - EMERGENCY DEFERRAL

16.10.4.15 EMERGENCY DEFERRAL: A physician unable to fulfill the CME requirements prior to the date of license expiration may apply to the board for an emergency deferral of the requirements by submitting a request in writing no later than July 1 of the renewal year. A designee of the board may grant a deferral of up to 90 days.

A. In case of illness or other documented circumstances, the board may grant an additional extension of time in which the necessary credits may be earned. The request must be made in writing prior to the end of the emergency deferral, and must be approved by the board.

B. A licensee practicing or residing outside the United States shall not be required to fulfill the CME requirements for the period of the absence. The board must be notified prior to license expiration that the licensee will be outside the US, including the period of the absence. Upon return to the US, the licensee shall complete the CME required for the years of practice within the US during the renewal cycle, or apply for an emergency deferral.

[16.10.4.15 NMAC - N, 4/18/02; A, 9/27/07]

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