Competency to practice and licensing

Jeffrey S. Janofsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


A physician’s ability to practice medicine in the United States is regulated by each state’s Medical Practice Act. The Act establishes a State Medical Board to implement the Act’s requirements. All Boards have physician and lay members. The Federation of State Medical Boards published A Guide to the Essentials of a Modern Medical and Osteopathic Practice Act (henceforth, the Guide) in 2009. This includes requirements for licensure (including training, examinations, and continuing education), grounds and procedures for professional discipline and measures for dealing with incompetent physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Psychiatric Report
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Forensic Writing
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780511895074
ISBN (Print)9780521131841
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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