As this hypothetical illustrates, the one-year, nonrenewable Visiting Faculty Certificate harms Ohio. Not only does it drive highly-qualified doctors from the state, but it also discourages them from coming to Ohio. In recent years, Ohio has lost thousands of jobs as major corporations and government entities have left the state, but it also discourages them from coming to Ohio. In recent years, Ohio has lost thousands of jobs as major corporations and government entities have left the state. Meanwhile, Ohio has been trying to correct this trend by taking advantage of its universities, world-class hospitals, and research centers and moving towards a "knowledge-based" economy. But, as medical research doctors depart and are discouraged from coming to the state - with their expertise, research, and technology - Ohio's effort to establish itself as a bio-tech hub becomes more difficult. An amended, renewable Visiting Faculty Certificate can help solve Ohio's problems by attracting doctors to the state and making it easier for them to stay in Ohio. Besides making the Visiting Faculty Certificate renewable, Ohio can make patients safer by adding requirements to receive and maintain that license. This note is divided into nine parts. Part II of this note explains the history of medical licensing in America and Ohio and describes Ohio's Visiting Faculty Certificate. Part III discredits three of four possible arguments for keeping the Visiting Faculty Certificate nonrenewable, and part IV quantifies and discusses the Visiting Faculty Certificate's effect on Ohio. Part V describes other states' visiting faculty licenses and prescribes how Ohio should make the Visiting Faculty Certificate renewable. Part VI suggests additional Visiting Faculty Certificate requirements to make patients safer, and part VII points out ambiguities in the Visiting Faculty Certificate. Part IX concludes this note, and part X updates this note with developments that occurred during the editing process.
Note, One and Done: How Ohio's One-Year, Nonrenewable Visiting Medical Faculty Certificate is Harming the State's Economic Recovery, 19 J.L. & Health 371 (2004-2005)