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WAC 246-808-135

Licensure by endorsement.

RCW 18.25.040 authorizes the commission to grant licensure for endorsement to individuals to practice chiropractic under the laws of any other state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or province of Canada, if the commission determines an applicant has qualifications that are substantially equivalent to the requirements in this section.
An applicant may apply for licensure by endorsement by submitting to the commission:
(1) A completed application on forms provided by the department;
(2) A fee as specified in WAC 246-808-990; and
(3) Evidence, satisfactory to the commission that the applicant, at the time of application under this section:
(a) Is licensed to practice chiropractic in another jurisdiction including, but not limited to, another state, a territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a province in Canada;
(b) Has credentials and qualifications that are substantially equivalent to Washington state's requirements for licensure by examination;
(c) Has been engaged in the full-time practice of chiropractic, or has taught general clinical chiropractic subjects at an accredited school of chiropractic;
(d) Has not been convicted of a crime, if the crime would be grounds for the denial, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice chiropractic in the state of Washington;
(e) Has a license to practice chiropractic that is not suspended, revoked, or otherwise conditioned or restricted, in any jurisdiction, which would be grounds for the denial, suspension or revocation of a license to practice chiropractic in the state of Washington; and
(f) Of passing an open book written jurisprudence examination with a minimum passing score of ninety-five percent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.25.040. WSR 05-20-105, § 246-808-135, filed 10/5/05, effective 11/5/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.25.0171 and 18.25.030. WSR 00-17-180, § 246-808-135, filed 8/23/00, effective 9/23/00. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. WSR 96-16-074, § 246-808-135, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]
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