§ 25.243. Boundary license.

 (a)  A licensed osteopathic physician residing in or maintaining an office of practice in an adjoining state near the boundary line between that state and this Commonwealth whose practice extends into this Commonwealth shall apply for the privilege, in the form of a boundary license, to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in this Commonwealth.

 (b)  Specific requirements for boundary licensure are as follows. The applicant shall:

   (1)  Possess a valid, current and unrestricted license in the physician’s state of residence and primary practice. The physician shall arrange for certification of licensure to be transmitted to the Board by the authorized licensing body of that state.

   (2)  Comply with the malpractice insurance requirements of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. § §  1301.101—1301.1006) and regulations thereunder.

   (3)  Submit an application obtained from the Board, together with the required fee.

 (c)  The issuance of a boundary license depends upon whether the adjoining state of licensure reciprocates by extending similar privileges to licensees of the Commonwealth.

 (d)  A record of persons granted a boundary license will be maintained in the office of the Board.

 (e)  Since a boundary license is invalidated by practice location changes, a person granted a boundary license shall inform the Board within 10 days of changes in residence or office of practice location which affect the maintenance of the license.


   The provisions of this §  25.243 issued under section 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. §  271.16); and section 902(b) of the Health Care Services Malpractice Act (40 P. S. §  1301.902(b)).


   The provisions of this §  25.243 adopted January 10, 1992, effective January 11, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 209.

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