Board of Medicine Medical Review Subcommittee Seeks Public Member

July 17, 2019

The Medical Review Subcommittee (“MRSC”) to the Board of Medicine (“Board”), pursuant to RSA 329:17, V-a, is looking for one (1) public member to serve 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 13 persons, 3 of whom shall be public members, one of whom shall be a physician assistant, and 9 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-J 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.”