PHYSICIANS PRACTICE ACT & MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT
“The practice of medicine is a privilege granted by the people acting through their elected representatives. It is not a natural right of individuals. In the interests of public health, safety, and welfare, and to protect the public from the unprofessional, improper, incompetent, unlawful, fraudulent and/or deceptive practice of medicine, it is necessary to provide laws and regulations to govern the granting and subsequent use of the privilege to practice medicine. The primary responsibility and obligation of the Guam Board of Medical Examiners is to protect the people of Guam.” 10 GCA § 12201.
“In order to strengthen access to health care, and in recognition of the advances in the delivery of healthcare, the member states of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact have allied in common purpose to develop a comprehensive process that complements the existing licensing and regulatory authority of state medical boards, provides a streamlined process that allows physicians to become licensed in multiple states, thereby enhancing the portability of a medical license and ensuring the safety of patients. The Compact creates another pathway for licensure and does not otherwise change a state’s existing Medical Practice Act. The Compact also adopts the prevailing standard for licensure and affirms that the practice of medicine occurs where the patient is located at the time of the physician-patient encounter, and therefore, requires the physician to be under the jurisdiction of the state medical board where the patient is located. State medical boards that participate in the Compact retain the jurisdiction to impose an adverse action against a license to practice medicine in that state issued to a physician through the procedures in the Compact.” 10 GCA § 122A01.
Health Professional Licensing Office
Mr. Baltazar Hattori III
Program Coordinator I
Regular Scheduled Board Meetings
Regular scheduled board meetings are held every second (2nd) Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. at the Health Professional Licensing Office Conference Room located at 194 Hernan Cortez Ave, Terlaje Professional Building Suite 209, Hagatna, Guam.
If you would like to address the Board with any questions or concerns regarding the licensure process, examinations, or the law/rules and regulations, please email the Board contact listed above.
Board Professional Contacts
Nathaniel B. Berg, M.D.
Business Address: Guam Radiology Consultants, 633 Gov. Carlos Camacho Rd, Tamuning, 96913, Guam
Mr. Phil Flores
GBME Vice-Chairperson, Public Member
Business Address: BankPacific, Aspinall Ave., Hagatna, Guam 96910
Annie Bordallo, M.D.
GBME Member, Medical Director
Business Address: Guam Memorial Hospital, 850 Gov Carlos G. Camacho Rd., Tamuning, Guam 96913
Annette David, M.D.
Business Address: Health Partners, LLC, 125 Tun Josen Toves Way, Tamuning, Guam 96913
Luis G. Cruz, M.D.
Business Address: IHP, 655 27 Suite 108, Dededo, Guam 96929
- 10 GCA Chap. 12, Art. 1
- 10 GCA Chap. 12 Art. 2 - Physicians Practice Act
- 10 GCA Chap. 12 Art. 2A - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
- 10 GCA Ch. 12 Art. 23 - Anesthesiologist Assistant Act