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How to obtain a temporary practice permitMilitary spouse.

A military spouse or state registered domestic partner of a military person may receive a temporary practice permit while completing any specific additional requirements that are not related to training or practice standards for physician assistants.
(1) A temporary practice permit may be issued to an applicant who is a military spouse or state registered domestic partner of a military person and:
(a) Is moving to Washington as a result of the military person's transfer to Washington;
(b) Left employment in another state to accompany the military person to Washington;
(c) Holds an unrestricted, active license in another state that has substantially equivalent licensing standards for  a physician assistant to those in Washington; and
(d) Is not subject to any pending investigation, charges, or disciplinary action by the regulatory body of the other state or states.
(2) A temporary practice permit grants the individual the full scope of practice for the physician assistant.
(3) A temporary practice permit expires when any one of the following occurs:
(a) The license is granted;
(b) A notice of decision on the application is mailed to the applicant, unless the notice of decision on the 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 must:
(a) Submit to the commission the necessary application, fee(s), fingerprint card if required, and documentation for the license;
(b) Attest on the application that the applicant left employment in another state to accompany the military person;
(c) Meet all requirements and qualifications for the license that are specific to the training, education, and practice standards for physician assistants;
(d) Provide verification of having an active unrestricted license in the same profession from another state that has substantially equivalent licensing standards as a physician assistant in Washington;
(e) Submit a copy of the military person's orders and a copy of:
(i) The military-issued identification card showing the military person's information and the applicant's relationship to the military person;
(ii) A marriage license; or
(iii) A state registered domestic partnership; and
(f) Submit a written request for a temporary practice permit.
(5) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "Military spouse" means the husband, wife, or registered domestic partner of a military person.
(b) "Military person" means a person serving in the United States armed forces, the United States public health service commissioned corps, or the merchant marine of the United States.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71A.020 and 18.340.020. WSR 17-18-097, § 246-918-076, filed 9/6/17, effective 10/7/17.]
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