2020 Georgia Code
Title 43 - Professions and Businesses
Chapter 34 - Physicians, Acupuncture, Physician Assistants, Cancer and Glaucoma Treatment, Respiratory Care, Clinical Perfusionists, and Orthotics and Prosthetics Practice
Article 2 - Medical Practice
§ 43-34-27. Licensing Aliens; Licensing Canadian Medical School Graduates

Universal Citation: GA Code § 43-34-27 (2020)

Any qualified applicant who is an alien, except for graduates of accredited Canadian medical schools as approved by the board, must have resided in the United States for one year. All qualified applicants who are aliens and who shall comply with all other requirements of this article shall be eligible to stand the examination provided for in this article and, upon his or her successful completion thereof, shall be granted a license to practice medicine upon compliance with all other requirements prescribed as a prerequisite to the issuance of a license. Graduates of accredited Canadian medical schools, as approved by the board, are exempt from the residency requirement of one year in the United States and may be granted a license by endorsement of the Licentiate Medical Counsel of Canada (LMCC) examination without further examination if the board determines that the applicant substantially meets the qualifications required for licensure in this state.

(Ga. L. 1925, p. 89, § 1; Code 1933, § 84-1208; Ga. L. 1966, p. 346, § 2; Code 1933, § 84-907.5, enacted by Ga. L. 1971, p. 223, § 2; Ga. L. 1977, p. 334, § 6; Ga. L. 1980, p. 3, § 1; Code 1981, §43-34-28; Code 1981, §43-34-27, as redesignated by Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509.)

Cross references.

- Rights of aliens, § 1-2-11.

Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2009, p. 859, § 1/HB 509, effective July 1, 2009, redesignated former Code Section 43-34-27 as present Code Section 43-34-26.


Cited in Emory Adventist, Inc. v. Hunter, 301 Ga. App. 215, 687 S.E.2d 267 (2009).



- Constitutionality of discrimination against aliens in legislation relating to licenses, 39 A.L.R. 346.

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