Section 22-1-14

Licensure Freedom Act.

(a) State licensure requirements for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentists in this state shall be granted based on demonstrated skill and academic competence. Licensure approval for physicians, chiropractors, optometrists, and dentists in this state may not be conditioned upon or related to participation in any public or private health insurance plan, public health care system, public service initiative, or emergency room coverage.

(b) The licensure of dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors, optometrists, and physicians shall be conducted exclusively pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 34; Division 1, commencing with Section 34-24-50, of Article 3 of Chapter 24 of Title 34; Article 4, commencing with Section 34-24-120, of Chapter 24 of Title 34; Chapter 22 of Title 34; and Division 1, commencing with Section 34-24-310, of Article 8 of Title 34, respectively.

(c) Physician or optometric licensure shall not be conditioned upon or related to compliance with the "meaningful use" of electronic health records as set forth in C.F.R. Part 170.

(Act 2014-273, p. 877, §1.)