I hereby apply for certification offered by WIP-CIPS Board of Examination subject to its rules. I understand that the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination may use information accrued in the certification process for statistical purposes and for evaluation of the certification program. I further understand that WIP-CIPS Board of Examination will treat any patient information I submit confidentially. I understand that WIP reserves the right to verify any or all information on this application, and that if I provide any false or misleading information, or otherwise violate the rules governing the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination's certification, so doing may constitute grounds for rejection of my application, revocation of my certification, or other disciplinary action.
I recognize the sole and absolute discretion of WIP-CIPS Board of Examination to determine my qualifications to receive and to retain a certificate issued by WIP, and to have my name included in any list or directory in which the names of diplomats of WIP-CIPS Board of Examination are published. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless individually and collectively the officers, directors, committee members, employees, appointed examiners, and agents of WIP, including its CIPS Board of Examination (hereinafter, the "above-designated parties") for any decision or action made in good faith in connection with this application, the examination, the score or scores given with respect to any examination, the refusal of WIP-Section of Pain Practice to issue me a certificate, or the revocation of my certificate.
I understand and agree that in the consideration of my application, the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination may review and assess my moral, ethical, and professional standing (including but not limited to any information regarding any disciplinary action related to the practice of medicine by any state licensing agency or any institution in which I have practiced or have applied to practice medicine). I agree that the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination may make inquiry of such persons inspection of such records, and copies of such materials as WIP-CIPS Board of Examination deems appropriate with respect to my moral, ethical, and professional standing. I consent and agree that WIP-CIPS Board of Examination may investigate allegations against me, provided, however, that should WIP-CIPS Board of Examination wish to revoke my credential or otherwise administer discipline against me based on any allegations, that WIP-CIPS Board of Examination agrees to first give me an opportunity to rebut such allegations. I understand and consent that in the event WIP-CIPS Board of Examination presents me with allegations that WIP need not advise me of the identity of the individuals who have furnished adverse information concerning me and that all statements and other information furnished to WIP-CIPS Board of Examination in connection with such inquiry may be maintained between the disclosing parties and WIP and not subject to examination by me or by anyone acting on my behalf. I agree to cooperate fully and promptly in the event of any review by the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination of my eligibility for initial or continued certification. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I understand and agree that any individual or institution providing information to the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination regarding my fitness for certification shall be absolutely immune from civil liability arising from any act, communication, report, recommendation, or disclosure act, communication, report, recommendation, or disclosure is performed or made in good faith and without malice. I hereby authorize WIP-CIPS Board of Examination to supply a copy of this Declaration and Consent, which has been executed by me, to any individual or institution from which it requests information relating to me. I expressly give permission to WIP-CIPS Board of Examination to obtain information regarding my moral, ethical and professional behavior from any individual or institution that could reasonably be expected to have such information. Further, I authorize the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination and the above-designated parties to communicate any and all information relating to my WIP-CIPS Board of Examination application and any review thereof including but not limited to pendency or outcome of disciplinary proceedings to governmental licensing and other authorities, hospital or healthcare institutions, employers, and others.
I understand that I must keep my license to practice medicine active and I attest that it is currently active. I attest that I am not currently under any restriction or consent decree from any medical licensing authority or under any court orders. I attest that I will notify WIP-CIPS Board of Examination immediately should any of the following events occur: 1) change in my license status; 2) any past or future conviction related to the conduct of my practice or for any crime relating to medical practice, health, safety or patient welfare; or3) being placed on probation by my licensing board or by any court-ordered probation.
I have read the Bulletin of Information and understand and agree to abide by the policies of the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination and its CIPS Board of Examination. I understand that the WIP reserves the right to refuse admission to the certification examination if I do not have the proper identification, or if administration has begun. If I am refused admission for any of these reasons or fail to appear at the test site, I will receive no refund of the application or examination fees and there will be no credit for future examinations. I authorize the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination and its agents at my assigned test site to maintain a secure and proper test administration in their discretion. In this regard, the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination may relocate me before or during the examination. I will not communicate with other examinees in any way. I understand that I may only seek admission to sit for the WIP certification examination for the purpose of seeking WIP-CIPS Board of Examination certification, and for no other purpose. Because of the confidential nature of the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination Examination, I will not take any examination materials from the test site, reproduce the examination materials, or transmit the examination questions or answers in any form to any other person.
I understand that review of the adequacy of examination materials will be limited to providing hand scoring. If I do anything which is not authorized or which is prohibited by the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination in connection with any WIP-CIPS Board of Examination certification examination, I understand that my examination performance may be voided, and such activity may be the subject of legal action. In a case where my examination performance is voided, I will receive no refund of the allowable application or examination fees and there will be no credit for any future examination. I expressly waive all further claims of examination review.
I pledge myself to the WIP-CIPS Board of Examination Ethical Standards and the highest ethical standards in the practice of Pain Medicine. I understand that if I receive WIP-CIPS Board of Examination certification, it will be my responsibility to remain in compliance with all WIP standards for certification, to keep my certification current and to submit a valid renewal application and fee within sixty (60) days of my certification expiration date. I understand that to maintain CIPS certification, I need to maintain an active membership in WIP-CIPS Board of Examination.
I have used all reasonable diligence in preparing and completing this application. I have reviewed this completed application and, to the best of my knowledge, I aver that the information contained herein and in the attached supporting documentation is true, correct, and complete.*