CSHB 137(L&C): "An Act relating to veterinarians; extending the termination date of the Board of Veterinary Examiners; and providing for an effective date."
00CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 137(L&C) 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, 2001 06 . 07 * Sec. 2. AS 08.98.165(a) is amended to read: 08 (a) An applicant is qualified to receive a license as a veterinarian who 09 (1) is a graduate of an accredited veterinary school or who has 10 successfully completed the Educational [PASSED THE EXAMINATION OF THE 11 NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATION COMMITTEE'S EDUCATION] Commission 12 for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification process; 13 (2) has passed an examination for veterinarians prepared by the 14 National Board Examination Committee or an equivalent examination as determined
01 by the board [, OR QUALIFIES FOR AN EXEMPTION UNDER (b) OF THIS 02 SECTION]; 03 (3) has passed the written examination of the state on specific Alaska 04 issues of veterinary practice; 05 (4) has passed a practical examination of skills if required by the board; 06 [AND] 07 (5) has no disciplinary proceeding, unresolved complaint, or 08 professional association review proceeding pending at the time a license is to be 09 issued, and has not had a veterinarian license revoked for cause in another jurisdiction; 10 and 11 (6) has paid required fees. 12 * Sec. 3. AS 08.98.180 is amended to read: 13 Sec. 08.98.180. Temporary license. A person who meets the requirements 14 of AS 08.98.165(a)(1), (5), and (6) [AS 08.98.165(a)(1) and (5)] is entitled to be 15 temporarily licensed after applying for examination [,] if the person works under the 16 supervision of a licensed veterinarian. A license issued under this section is valid until 17 the results of the examinations are published. A person may not receive more than 18 one temporary license. An application for a temporary license must be signed by the 19 supervising veterinarian and accompanied by the temporary license fee required under 20 AS 08.98.190. 21 * Sec. 4. AS 08.98.184 is amended to read: 22 Sec. 08.98.184. Licensure by credentials. The board shall approve the 23 issuance of a license to an applicant who holds a valid license to practice veterinary 24 medicine in another state, territory, or country [WITH LICENSING REQUIREMENTS 25 SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO OR HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THIS STATE 26 WHICH WERE IN EFFECT AT THE TIME THE APPLICANT OBTAINED A 27 LICENSE IN THE OTHER JURISDICTION] if the applicant has 28 (1) [HAS] graduated from an accredited school of veterinary medicine 29 or has successfully completed the Educational [PASSED THE EXAMINATION OF 30 THE NATIONAL BOARD EXAMINATION COMMITTEE'S EDUCATION] 31 Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification process;
01 (2) [HAS] been engaged in the active practice of veterinary medicine 02 for at least five of the seven years before filing the application; 03 (3) passed a [HAS NOT FAILED THE STATE WRITTEN OR] 04 practical examination of skills if required by the board and has passed the written 05 examination administered by the state on specific Alaska issues of veterinary 06 practice; 07 (4) [HAS] no disciplinary proceeding, unresolved complaints, or 08 professional association review proceedings pending at the time a license is to be 09 issued [,] and has not had a veterinarian license revoked for cause in another 10 jurisdiction; and 11 (5) [HAS] paid required fees. 12 * Sec. 5. AS 08.98.186 is amended to read: 13 Sec. 08.98.186. Temporary permit. A person licensed to practice veterinary 14 medicine in another state who meets the requirements of AS 08.98.165(a)(1), (5), and 15 (6) [AS 08.98.165(a)(1) and (5)] may be granted a temporary permit to conduct the 16 practice of a person licensed in the state who is absent from practice. An application 17 shall be signed by the person who is or will be absent from practice and by the 18 applicant. A temporary permit is valid for no longer than 60 days after issuance but 19 may be renewed. 20 * Sec. 6. AS 08.98.165(b) is repealed. 21 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect August 1, 1997.