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      RS 37:1052     


§1052.  Certificate to practice; registering; evidence

A.  If the applicant successfully passes the examination required in R.S. 37:1051, he shall, within ninety days of the examination date, pay all applicable fees including the original license fee and the original therapeutic pharmaceutical agent certificate fee and shall receive from the board under its seal certificates entitling him to practice optometry in this state.  No certificate to practice optometry or therapeutic optometry in this state shall be issued to an applicant who fails to pay all applicable fees within the ninety-day period; provided, however, such applicant may file a new application as provided for in R.S. 37:1049 and retake the examination provided for in R.S. 37:1051.  These certificates or renewals thereof shall be the only evidence of the right of a person to practice optometry or therapeutic optometry.

B.  The certificates shall be registered in a record book to be kept by the board for that purpose.  A copy of the certificates certified by the secretary of the board shall be received as evidence in all the courts of this state.

Acts 2009, No. 289, §1.

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