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      RS 37:1520     


§1520.  Application for license; qualifications

A.  Any person desiring a license to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall make written application to the board.  The applicant shall be at least twenty-one years of age, a graduate of a veterinary school, and a person of good moral character.  The application shall contain this information and such other information and proof as the board may require by rule.  The application shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount established and published by the board, as provided herein.

B.  If the board determines that the applicant possesses the proper qualifications, it shall admit the applicant to the next examination, or if the applicant is eligible for a license without examination under R.S. 37:1522, the board may proceed to grant him a license.  If an applicant is found not qualified to take the examination or for a license without examination, the executive director of the board shall notify the applicant immediately in writing of such finding and the reasons therefor.  An applicant found unqualified may require a hearing on the question of his qualification under the provisions of R.S. 37:1518(5).  Any applicant who is found not qualified shall have his application fee refunded by the board less a reasonable fee to cover the cost of processing the application.  The board may continue to determine and investigate the applicant's qualifications even if the applicant has been admitted to the next examination.  In the event an applicant is found unqualified after being admitted to the next examination, the procedure provided above for notification, hearing, and refunding of fee shall apply.

C.  Repealed by Acts 1987, No. 922, §2.

Acts 1966, No. 35, §1, eff. July 1, 1967.  Amended by Acts 1978, No. 68, §1; Acts 1985, No. 315, §1; Acts 1986, No. 856, §1; Acts 1987, No. 922, §2; Acts 1995, No. 73, §1.

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