Board of Medicine and Medical Review Subcommittee Openings

January 24, 2018 

The Board of Medicine ("Board") is asking members of the NH Medical Society to help the Board find potential public members for two openings on the Board and one opening on the Medical Review Subcommittee ("MRSC") to the Board. The term on the Board lasts five years and a term on the MRSC lasts three years. Members of both the Board and the MRSC can serve two terms. Public members are extremely important to both the Board and the MRSC. As listed below, a public member shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the medical profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of medical services or an activity directly related to medicine, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the five years preceding appointment.

The Board of Medicine has two (2) vacant public member positions on the Board.

RSA 329:3 Eligibility for Board Membership states "All appointed members who are physicians or surgeons shall be residents of the state, regularly licensed to practice medicine and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of their profession within the state for at least five years. The other members of the board shall have been residents of the state for at least 5 years."

RSA 329:2, I states, in part, "Any public Member of the board shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the -medical profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of medical services or an activity directly related to medicine, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment."

If you meet the criteria above and wish to apply for the vacancy on the Board, please send your letter of interest and a current resume or curriculum vitae to:

His Excellency, Governor Christopher T Sununu
and The Honorable Council
State House
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

The Medical Review Subcommittee (MRSC) to the Board of Medicine has one (1) vacant public member position on the MRSC.

RSA 329:17, V-a states "A medical review subcommittee of 13 members shall be nominated by.the board of medicine and appointed by the governor and council. The subcommittee shall consist of one member of the board of medicine and 12 other persons, 3 of whom shall be public members, one of whom shall be a physician assistant, and 8 of whom shall be physicians. One of the physician members shall practice in the area of pain medicine and anesthesiology. Any public member of the subcommittee shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the medical profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have, and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of medical services or an activity directly related to medicine, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment. The terms of the public members shall be staggered so that no 2 public members' terms expire in the same year. The subcommittee members shall be appointed for 3-year terms, and shall serve no more than 2 terms. Upon referral by the board, the subcommittee shall review disciplinary actions reported to the board under paragraphs II-V of this section, except that matters concerning a medical director involved in a current internal or external grievance pursuant to RSA 420-1 shall not be reviewed until the grievance process has been completed. Following review of each case, the subcommittee shall make recommendations to the board. Funds shall be appropriated from the general fund for use by the subcommittee to investigate allegations under paragraphs I-V of this section. The board shall employ through the office of professional licensure and certification a physician as a medical review subcommittee investigator who shall serve at the pleasure of the board. The salary of the medical review subcommittee investigator shall be established by RSA 94:1-a.

If you meet the criteria above and wish-to apply for the public member vacancy on the MRSC, please send your letter of interest and a current resume or curriculum vitae to:

Emily Baker, M.D., President
NH Board of Medicine
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 301
Concord, New Hampshire 03301