AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PHYSICAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT TO FACILITATE THE INTERSTATE PRACTICE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AND EASING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING BURDENS ON MILITARY FAMILIES.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amends the long title.
Adds new Section 3, amending GS 93B-15.1 (Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; proficiency examination; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license). Amends the requirements for occupational licensing boards to issue licenses, certifications, or registrations to military-trained applicants and military spouses to further require that the applicant have no pending complaints, and to delete the requirement that the applicant pay required fees to the occupational licensing board. Directs occupational licensing boards to issue temporary practice permits to military trained applicants or military spouses licensed, certified, or registered in another jurisdiction under the currently-described circumstances (was, authorizes, but does not direct, occupational licensing boards to issue the temporary practice permits). Makes the temporary permit valid for the later of one year or the required renewal date for the occupation the temporary practice permit was issued for or until a license, certification, or registration is granted. Prohibits occupational licensing boards from charging military-trained applicants or military spouses an initial application fee for a license, certification, registration, or temporary practice permit issued under this statute. Does not prohibit occupational licensing boards from charging the ordinary fee for a renewal application, or prohibit a third party from charging actual costs for services such as a background check.
Section 3 is effective July 1, 2017, and applies to applications submitted on or after that date.
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