To protect the public from the unprofessional, incompetent, or impaired practice of medicine.
The Board of Medicine issues licenses to qualified Allopathic and Osteopathic physicians and physician assistants based on nationally recognized credentialing standards. The Board regulates the minimum standards for professional conduct and continued competence and takes disciplinary action against licensees who fail to meet these standards.
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Pursuant to RSA 329:17, VII, the Board may impose any of the following sanctions:
• Suspension, limitation, or restriction of a license or probation for a period of time as determined reasonable by the board.
• Revocation of license.
• Requiring the person to submit to the care, treatment, or observation of a physician, counseling service, health care facility, professional assistance program, or any combination thereof which is acceptable to the board.
• Requiring the person to participate in a program of continuing medical education in the area or areas in which the person has been found deficient.
• Requiring the person to practice under the direction of a physician in a public institution, public or private health care program, or private practice for a period of time specified by the board.
• Assessing administrative fines in amounts established by the board which shall not exceed $3,000 per offense, or, in the case of continuing offenses, $300 for each day that the violation continues, whichever is greater.