(1) The department, with the recommendation of the board, may issue a reentry license to a physician who has not actively practiced medicine for the two-year period immediately preceding the filing of an application for a reentry license or who has not otherwise maintained continued competency during such period as determined by the board.
(2) To qualify for a reentry license, the physician shall meet the same requirements for licensure as a regular licensee and submit to evaluations, assessments, and an educational program as required by the board.
(3) If the board conducts an assessment and determines that the applicant requires a period of supervised practice, the department, with the recommendation of the board, may issue a reentry license allowing the applicant to practice medicine under supervision as specified by the board. After satisfactory completion of the period of supervised practice as determined by the board, the reentry licensee may apply to the department to convert the reentry license to a license issued under section 38-2026.
(4) After an assessment and the completion of any educational program that has been prescribed, if the board determines that the applicant is competent and qualified to practice medicine without supervision, the department, with the recommendation of the board, may convert the reentry license to a license issued under section 38-2026.
(5) A reentry license shall be valid for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years if approved by the department, with the recommendation of the board.
(6) The issuance of a reentry license shall not constitute a disciplinary action.