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Article - Health Occupations




§14–312.

    (a)    In this section, “approved school of osteopathy” means a school of osteopathy that is approved by the American Osteopathic Association.

    (b)    Subject to the provisions of this section, the Board shall waive the examination requirements of this subtitle for an applicant who is licensed to practice osteopathy.

    (c)    If the applicant is licensed to practice osteopathy in this State under § 14–321 of this subtitle, the Board may grant a waiver under this section only if the applicant:

        (1)    Submits to a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this subtitle;

        (2)    Submits the application fee required by the Board under § 14–309 of this subtitle; and

        (3)    Provides adequate evidence that the applicant:

            (i)    Meets the qualifications otherwise required by this title; and

            (ii)    1.    Practiced osteopathy and resided in this State on June 1, 1967;

                2.    Graduated in or after 1940 from an approved school of osteopathy; or

                3.    Graduated before 1940 from an approved school of osteopathy and completed a refresher education course approved by the Board.

    (d)    If the applicant is licensed as a doctor of osteopathy to practice medicine in another state, the Board may grant a waiver under this section only if the applicant:

        (1)    Submits to a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this subtitle;

        (2)    Submits the application fee set by the Board under § 14–309 of this subtitle;

        (3)    Provides adequate evidence that the applicant:

            (i)    Meets the qualifications otherwise required by this title;

            (ii)    Graduated after January 1, 1960 from an approved school of osteopathy; and

            (iii)    Became licensed in the other state after passing in that state an examination for the practice of medicine given by the appropriate authority in the other state to graduates of approved medical schools; and

        (4)    Submits evidence that the other state waives the examination of licensees of this State to a similar extent as this State waives the examination of individuals licensed in that state.