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      RS 37:1319     


§1319.  Licensure without examination

A.  Prior to January 1, 1995, any individual who desires to be licensed as a clinical laboratory scientist-generalist, clinical laboratory scientist-specialist, clinical laboratory scientist-technician, cytotechnologist, or laboratory assistant may qualify for licensure and shall be issued the appropriate license without examination, upon application on a form recommended by the committee and adopted by the board, payment of the required license fee, and submission of evidence of competency, such as successful completion of a certifying examination prior to August 1, 1993, satisfactory to the committee and the board that the applicant:

(1)  Has been actively engaged in the category for which the license is requested for at least two full years within the three years immediately prior to the effective date of the adopted rules published in the Louisiana Register as provided in R.S. 37:1315(A)(1) and applies within twelve months thereafter;

(2)  Has ceased to engage in the practice of clinical laboratory science, but was actively engaged in said practice in the category for which the license is requested for at least two full years immediately prior to inactivity, provided the applicant has not been inactive more than five years and makes application within twelve months after the effective date of the adopted rules are published in the Louisiana Register; or

(3)  Was eligible for license without examination in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph (1) or (2) of this Subsection and at the time of initial publication of adopted rules in the Louisiana Register was in the military forces of the United States, provided such individual applies within twelve months after discharge.

B.  The board, upon the recommendation of the committee, shall license or certify, without examination, and upon payment of the prescribed license or certification fee, an applicant for licensure who is duly licensed or certified in the same or comparable category for which he is applying for licensure or certification in this state under the laws of another state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia, if the qualifications for licensure of such applicant are at least equal to the qualifications provided in this Part.

Acts 1993, No. 396, §2, eff. Aug. 1, 1993.

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