HB 137: "An Act relating to veterinarians; extending the termination date of the Board of Veterinary Examiners; and providing for an effective date."
00HOUSE BILL NO. 137 01 "An Act relating to veterinarians; extending the termination date of the Board 02 of Veterinary Examiners; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 08.03.010(c)(20) is amended to read: 05 (20) Board of Veterinary Examiners (AS 08.98.010) - June 30, 2003 06 . 07 * Sec. 2. AS 08.98.184 is amended to read: 08 Sec. 08.98.184. Licensure by credentials. The board shall approve the 09 issuance of a license to an applicant who holds a valid license to practice veterinary 10 medicine in another state, territory, or country [WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS 11 SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO OR HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THIS STATE 12 WHICH WERE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THE APPLICANT OBTAINED A 13 LICENSE IN THE OTHER JURISDICTION] if the applicant has 14 (1) [HAS GRADUATED FROM AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF
01 VETERINARY MEDICINE OR HAS SUCCESSFULLY] passed the national board 02 examination for veterinary medicine prepared under the authority of the National 03 Board Examination Committee (NBEC), the National Board of Veterinary Medical 04 Examiners, or the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or 05 an examination determined by the board to be equivalent to any of these 06 examinations; however, if, at the time the applicant became licensed in the other 07 jurisdiction, this state did not require a passing score on a national examination 08 described in this paragraph, the applicant can satisfy the examination 09 requirement of this paragraph by demonstrating that the applicant has passed the 10 type of licensing examination that was required for entry level licensees in this 11 state at the time the applicant became licensed in the other jurisdiction 12 [COMMITTEE'S EDUCATION COMMISSION FOR FOREIGN VETERINARY 13 GRADUATES]; 14 (2) [HAS] been engaged in the active practice of veterinary medicine 15 for at least five of the seven years before filing the application; 16 (3) [HAS] not failed the state written or practical examination; 17 (4) [HAS] no disciplinary proceeding, unresolved complaints, or 18 professional association review proceedings pending at the time a license is to be 19 issued, and has not had a veterinarian license revoked for cause in another jurisdiction; 20 and 21 (5) [HAS] paid required fees. 22 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect July 1, 1997.