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PDFWAC 246-919-395

Substantially equivalent licensing standardsTemporary practice permit.

(1) An applicant who holds an unrestricted, active license in another state with licensing standards substantially equivalent to those in Washington may apply for a temporary practice permit authorizing the applicant to practice as a physician in Washington.
(2) The commission will issue the physician a temporary practice permit if the following requirements are met:
(a) The applicant submits a completed application for a physician and surgeon license on a form provided by the commission on which the applicant indicates that he or she wishes to receive a temporary practice permit;
(b) The applicant submits payment of the application fee and temporary practice permit fee under WAC 246-919-990;
(c) The commission receives the American Medical Association's physicians' data profile verifying states in which the applicant is or was licensed;
(d) The commission receives the practitioner profile from the Federation of State Medical Boards;
(e) The applicant requests and the commission receives written verification attesting that the applicant has a license in good standing and is not subject to charges or disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct or impairment from all states which the applicant is or was licensed;
(f) The applicant is not subject to denial of a license or issuance of a conditional license under chapter 18.130 RCW; and
(g) The applicant is licensed in a state that has licensing standards substantially equivalent to Washington.
(3) The temporary practice permit allows the applicant to work in the state of Washington as a physician without restriction until the permit expires. The temporary practice permit is a license to practice medicine.
(4) The temporary practice permit shall expire upon the issuance of a license by the commission; initiation of an investigation by the commission of the applicant; or ninety days after the temporary practice permit is issued, whichever occurs first. The temporary permit will not be renewed, reissued, or extended.
(5) An applicant who receives a temporary practice permit and who does not complete the application process may not receive additional temporary practice permits even upon submission of a new application in the future.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.130.050. WSR 20-22-003, § 246-919-395, filed 10/21/20, effective 11/21/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.130.075. WSR 17-18-098, § 246-919-395, filed 9/6/17, effective 10/7/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. WSR 96-03-073, § 246-919-395, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]
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