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PDFWAC 246-915-075

Temporary permitNational background checks.

Fingerprint-based background checks may cause a delay in licensing. Individuals who satisfy all other licensing requirements and qualifications may receive a temporary permit while the national background check is completed.
(1) A temporary permit may be issued to an applicant who:
(a) Holds an unrestricted, active license in another state or jurisdiction that has substantially equivalent licensing standards for the same profession as those in Washington;
(b) Is not subject to denial of a license or issuance of a conditional or restricted license; and
(c) Does not have a criminal record in Washington.
(2) A temporary permit grants the individual the full scope of practice for the profession.
(3) A temporary practice permit will not be renewed, reissued, or extended. A temporary practice permit expires when any one of the following occurs:
(a) The license is granted;
(b) A notice of decision on application is mailed to the applicant, unless the notice of decision on application specifically extends the duration of the temporary practice permit; or
(c) One hundred eighty days after the temporary practice permit is issued.
(4) To receive a temporary practice permit, the applicant shall:
(a) Submit the necessary application, fee(s), and documentation for the license;
(b) Meet all requirements and qualifications for the license, except the results from a fingerprint-based national background check, if required;
(c) Provide verification of having an active unrestricted license in the same profession from another state that has substantially equivalent licensing standards for the profession in Washington; and
(d) Submit to the department the fingerprint card and a written request for a temporary practice permit when the department notifies the applicant the national background check is required.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023 and chapter 18.74 RCW, RCW 18.340.020. WSR 18-15-067, § 246-915-075, filed 7/17/18, effective 8/17/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023. WSR 08-17-026, § 246-915-075, filed 8/13/08, effective 8/13/08; WSR 92-16-082 (Order 294B), § 246-915-075, filed 8/4/92, effective 9/4/92.]
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