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Physician Visa Waiver Program

ORS 413.248

      413.248 Physician Visa Waiver Program; rules; fees. (1) The Physician Visa Waiver Program is established in the Oregon Health Authority. The purpose of the program is to make recommendations to the United States Department of State for a waiver of the foreign country residency requirement on behalf of foreign physicians holding visas who seek employment in federally designated shortage areas. (2) A foreign physician who has completed a residency in the United States may apply to the authority for a recommendation for a waiver of the foreign country residency requirement in order to obtain employment in a federally designated shortage area in the state. Applications shall be on the forms of and contain the information requested by the authority. Each application shall be accompanied by the application fee. (3) The authority reserves the right to recommend or decline to recommend any request for a waiver. (4) The authority shall adopt rules necessary to implement and administer the program, including but not limited to adopting an application fee not to exceed the cost of administering the program. [Formerly 409.745] Note: See note under 413.246