NEW MEXICO MEDICAL BOARD MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the New Mexico Medical Board will convene an Interim Board Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Modrall Sperling Lawfirm, located at 500 Fourth Street, NW, Ste. 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Meeting Agenda

The Board may go into executive session to discuss pending litigation, personnel or licensee matters. A final agenda for the Board Meeting will be available at the Board office and on the Board's website 72 hours prior to the meeting.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service in order to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Amanda Quintana at 505-476-7230 or AmandaL.Quintana@state.nm.us prior to the meeting. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Executive director if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.
Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process:



Starting January 1, 2017, DEA will eliminate the informal grace period for registrants who failed to file a renewal application on time. The agency will now send only one renewal notice to a registrant's "mail to" address approximately 65 days prior to the expiration date, and no further reminders to renew the DEA registration will be sent.

The announcement also advises that registrants will no longer be able to renew their registration online after the expiration date, and paper renewal applications will not be accepted the day after the expiration date. Failure to file for a new application by midnight Eastern Time of the expiration date will result in the "retirement" of the registrant's DEA number and the registrant will have to apply for a completely new DEA registration. The original DEA registration will not be reinstated.

For questions or concerns regarding the above change, you must call your local DEA office.
MEDICAL DOCTOR, TELEMEDICINE AND RESIDENT (PGT) LICENSES THAT EXPIRE JULY 1, 2018 CLICK HERE TO RENEW
About the Board

The New Mexico Medical Board was established by the State Legislature "in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare and to protect the public from the improper, unprofessional, incompetent and unlawful practice of medicine."

Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RULE HEARING

The New Mexico Medical Board will convene a regular Board Meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and conduct a Public Rule Hearing at 10:15 a.m. at the New Mexico Medical Board office conference room, located at 2055 South Pacheco St., Bldg. 400, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The Board will reconvene after the Hearing to take action on the proposed rule amendments. The Board may enter into Executive Session during the meeting to discuss licensing or limited personnel issues.

The purpose of the Rule Hearing is to consider repealing and replacing 16.10.10 NMAC (Report of Settlements, Judgements, Adverse Actions and Credentialing Discrepancies) and 16.10.16 NMAC (Administering, Prescribing, and Distribution of Medications).

A copy of the proposed amended rule is available upon request from the Board office at 2055 South Pacheco Street, Bldg. 400, Santa Fe, NM 87505, by phone (505) 476-7220, or on the Board's website at www.nmmb.state.nm.us.

Proposed Changes

16.10.10 NMAC Proposed Changes
16.10.16 NMAC Proposed Changes

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Medical Practice Act, Section 61-6-5. B NMSA 1978, the Uniform Licensing Act Section 61-1-1 through 61-1-31 NMSA 1978, the State Rules Act, Section 14-4-5.3 NMSA 1978 and other applicable procedures.

All interested persons will be given reasonable opportunity at the hearing to submit relevant evidence, data, views or arguments orally or in writing. The New Mexico Medical Board will consider all written comment on the proposed repeal and replacement of 16.10.10 NMAC and 16.10.16 NMAC that is submitted to the Board no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018. Comment must be sent to the New Mexico Medical Board, Attn: Sondra Frank, Esq., Executive Director, 2055 South Pacheco Street, Bldg. 400, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service in order to attend or participate in the meeting or rule hearing, please contact Amanda Quintana at 505-476-7230 or AmandaL.Quintana@state.nm.us prior to the meeting. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Executive director if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.




NOTICE OF RULEMAKING

The New Mexico Medical Board may consider the following items of rulemaking at the meeting:

Repeal

16.10.10 NMAC     Report of Settlements, Judgements, Adverse Actions and Credentialing Discrepancies
16.10.16 NMAC     Administering, Prescribing and Distribution of Medications

Replacement

16.10.10 NMAC     Report of Settlements, Judgements, Adverse Actions and Credentialing Discrepancies
16.10.16 NMAC     Administering, Prescribing and Distribution of Medications

Proposed Changes

16.10.10 NMAC Proposed Changes
16.10.16 NMAC Proposed Changes

16.10.10 NMAC Report of Settlements, Judgements, Adverse Actions and Credentialing Discrepancies SYNOPSIS:

The proposed replacement of 16.10.10 clarifies the intent of part 10 regarding the reporting requirements for licensees, applicants and health care entities. The statutory authority for the New Mexico Medical Board's promulgation of this rule is found in the Medical Practice Act (NMSA 1978, Sections 66-6-1 to -35) and the Impaired Health Care Provider Act (NMSA 1978, Sections 66-1-7 to -12).

Specifically, the revision makes clear (a) the board's reporting requirements apply to applicants as well as licensees, (b) applicants and licensees have a duty to report all types of adverse actions, not just those relating to or affecting their competence or clinical privileges, (c) health plans and networks are among the entities that must report actions involving licensees and applicants, (d) licensees and applicants have a duty to report colleagues who are impaired, incompetent or unethical, and (e) licensees and applicants have a duty to self-report to the board if their ability to practice safely or effectively is impaired.

16.10.16 NMAC Administering, Prescribing and Distribution of Medications.

SYNOPSIS:

The proposed replacement of 16.10.16 updates the intent of part 16 regarding the administering, prescribing and distribution of medications by physician assistants. The statutory authority for the New Mexico Medical Board's promulgation of this rule is found in the Medical Practice Act (NMSA 1978, Sections 66-6-1 to -35).

Pursuant to the passage of House Bill 215 during the 2017 Legislative Session that updated the Medical Practice Act §61-6-7 through §61-6-10 "Licensure of Physician Assistants" 16.10.16 NMAC no longer reflects current Physician Assistant practice regarding the administering, prescribing and distribution of drugs. Physician Assistants are required to register with the NM Board of Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration for prescribing privileges and are monitored appropriately. Physician Assistants no longer require attestation to any supervising physician/practice.

Specifically, the revisions include a definition of "compounding" and clarifies that Physician Assistants may not compound drugs; any reference to a formulary is deleted; requirements for physician assistant prescription pads is deleted; and limitations to prescribing by physician assistants is added.

NEW MEXICO MEDICAL BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the New Mexico Medical Board will convene an Interim Board Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Modrall Sperling Lawfirm, located at 500 Fourth Street, NW, Ste. 1000, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Meeting Agenda

The Board may go into executive session to discuss pending litigation, personnel or licensee matters. A final agenda for the Board Meeting will be available at the Board office and on the Board's website 72 hours prior to the meeting.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service in order to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Amanda Quintana at 505-476-7230 or AmandaL.Quintana@state.nm.us prior to the meeting. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Executive director if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.




Effective January 30, 2018 the New Mexico Medical Board made changes to 16.10.15 NMAC "Physician Assistants: Licensure and Practice Requirements". This change was made pursuant to the passage of House Bill 215 during the 2017 New Mexico Legislative Session.

Click Here to review the changes!

The significant changes to the rule are as follows:

  • Expanded licensure status may be requested for primary care PAs who have more than three years of PA licensed practice which will allow the PA's to work in "collaboration" with another physician.
  • PAs with less than three years of experience or those working in specialties other than primary care must still work under a "supervising" physician.
  • "Primary Care" is defined as health care provided by a healthcare provider who typically acts as the first contact and principal point of continuing care for patients and coordinates other specialist care or services that the patient may require. Primary care specialties are combined internal medicine
  • and pediatrics, family medicine, general internal medicine, geriatrics (gerontology), general obstetrics and gynecology and general pediatrics.
  • "Collaboration" is defined in the new rule as the process by which a licensed physician and physician assistant jointly contribute to the health care and medical treatment of patients, provided that each collaborator performs actions that the collaborator is licensed or otherwise authorized to perform.
  • Section 12 of the new rule spells out the qualifications for collaborative physician assistant licensure and the licensure process for a collaborative physician assistant.



MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENTS NEED YOU! UNM School of Medicine is seeking clinical preceptors for medical students / BA - MD students / physician assistant students. Click here for details.




State of New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Disability Determination Services

Medical Consultant Contract Opportunity
2/26/2018

The New Mexico Disability Determination Services (DDS) is currently looking for New Mexico licensed physicians, psychiatrists and/or psychologists who would like to contract with the DDS to review medical information and assist in making medical determinations on claimants who have applied for Social Security Disability benefits. Respondents must be licensed to practice Medicine/Psychiatry and/or Psychology in the State of New Mexico.

The DDS provides for paid training on how to evaluate Social Security Disability claims, office space, collegial relationships with other medical and psychological consultants, flexibility of hours and minimal liability. This is a great opportunity to supplement current income.

If you would like more information on this exciting opportunity or you would like to review and download a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-6601-0002, you can go to the following link and access a copy of the RFP:

http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com

(Scroll down a bit to "Latest News" and watch for scroll to show "Medical/Psychiatric and Psychological Assessment and Consultative Services", and click on the scroll)

You can also contact Tammy Kesler, Procurement Manager, New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 435 St. Michaels Drive, Building D, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, (505) 954-8532, Tammy.kesler@state.nm.us and request a copy of RFP #18-6601-0002 – Medical Consultant Services. The deadline to submit a proposal is no later than 3:00 PM Mountain Time on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Proposals received after this deadline will not be accepted.



Jun 28 2018

New Mexico Medical Board Meeting