1. A physician may be eligible for registration with a Regular, or Regular Locum, licence if they are a graduate of a medical or osteopathic medical school approved by Council and are:

(a) Certified in Family Practice by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or le Collège des médecins du Québec;

(b) Certified in a specialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or le Collège des médecins du Québec.

(c) Registered under the previous Regulation with a Full or Locum licence.

2. In cases of demonstrated need as judged by Council, a physician may be eligible for registration with a Defined, or Defined Locum, licence if they are a graduate of a medical or osteopathic medical school approved by Council, and are:

(a) a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, and have successfully completed a period of acceptable pre-registration training of not less than two years in an accredited Canadian or American program, which will have adequately prepared them for practice in the setting and circumstances intended, and which requirement may be abridged at the discretion of Council; or

(b) Licensed, or eligible for licensure, without significant restriction, with a medical regulatory authority in another province or territory of Canada; or

(c) Licensed, or eligible for licensure, without significant restriction, with a medical regulatory authority in the United States; or

(d) Have been registered and licensed under the previous regulation with a Defined or Defined Locum licence; or

(e) Have completed an acceptable program of satisfactory pre-registration training, have successfully completed Part I of the Qualifying Examination of the Medical Council of Canada, and are eligible to take Part II of the Qualifying Examination of the Medical Council of Canada, but such registration shall terminate one year from the date of such eligibility unless special permission is granted by the Council; or

(f) Otherwise, at the sole discretion of Council, deemed eligible for registration and licensure.

3. A physician may be registered for the occasional practice of medicine in New Brunswick with a "Border Area Licence" if they are licensed, in good standing, and resident in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Maine.

4. A physician may be registered to provide bona fide consulting services for a hospital, commission, institution, or similar agency with a “Courtesy Licence” if they are licensed, and in good standing, in another jurisdiction acceptable to Council.

5.(1) Physicians not otherwise eligible for licensure may be registered and licensed with a Special or Special Locum licence if they are a graduate of a medical or osteopathic medical school approved by Council, and;

(a) Such licence is requested by a Regional Health Authority for purposes of granting privileges to the physician; or

(b) Such licence is requested by a public department, agency, institution, commission, or similar authority for purposes of offering employment.

5.(2) Suitability for licensure may be determined by evidence of such training and experience as would adequately prepare the physician for practice in the setting and circumstances intended, evidence of similar licensure in other jurisdictions, or any such other assessment process as may be required by Council;

5.(3) Practice under this section is restricted to such roles and locales as determined by the privileging Regional Health Authority or employing agency.

5.(4) Physicians licensed under the former Section 26 of the Medical Act are eligible for continuing licensure under this Section.

5.(5) Continuing licensure under this section is dependent on ongoing supervision by designated supervisor reporting to Council as Council may require, and continued privileging by the Regional Health Authority, or employment by the public authority, as the case may be.

Adopted 12/83; replaced 6/93; amended 11/95, 4/97, 11/97; consolidated 2/99; replaced 6/09; amended 8/10, amended 11/13