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TITLE 67
STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 94
OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REFORM ACT
67-9406.  Licensure by endorsement — members of the military, veterans, and spouses. (1) A licensing authority shall establish a procedure to grant licensure by endorsement to a member of the military, a former member of the military after discharge under honorable conditions, a veteran, or a spouse of any such person, who possesses current, valid, and unrestricted licensure in another state, district, or territory of the United States, or in any branch of the armed forces or the national guard. Such procedure is intended to provide licensure by endorsement to qualifying persons within fifteen (15) business days after such person applies for licensure under this section, provided that the applicant is able to validate his qualifications pursuant to subsection (2) of this section within such time frame. Each licensing authority may promulgate applicable rules to implement the provisions of this subsection, if necessary.
(2)  Each applicant for licensure by endorsement under this section must apply to the applicable licensing authority for relevant licensure to validate:
(a)  The applicant’s status as a member of the military, a former member of the military after discharge under honorable conditions, a veteran, or a spouse of any such person; and
(b)  The applicant’s current, valid, and unrestricted licensure in another state, district, or territory of the United States, or in any branch of the armed forces or the national guard.
(3)  An applicant for licensure by endorsement pursuant to this section must disclose all current, pending, or subsequent disciplinary proceedings related to the applicant’s licensure in another state, district, or territory of the United States, or in any branch of the armed forces or the national guard. A licensing authority has discretion regarding whether to withhold, revoke, or place conditions on an applicant’s licensure by endorsement related to such disciplinary proceeding and any information obtained by the licensing authority related to such proceedings. An applicant’s failure to disclose a current, pending, or future disciplinary proceeding pursuant to this subsection is grounds for a licensing authority to withhold, revoke, or place conditions on licensure by endorsement pursuant to this section.
(4)  With respect to an applicant under this section, each licensing authority must implement a condensed military application form to verify the requirements of subsection (2) of this section. A condensed application may not request additional information unless such information is deemed critical by the applicable licensing authority to verify the applicant’s qualification for an Idaho-specific aspect of practice or to determine the applicable scope of practice pursuant to subsection (5) of this section. As part of a condensed military application, a licensing authority may not require:
(a)  The taking of all or a portion of an examination, even if such examination is required of other applicants for the same type of licensure in Idaho; or
(b)  The payment of an application fee.
(5)  With respect to applicants for licensure by endorsement under this section, a licensing authority may, at its discretion, compare the authorized scope of practice in the applicable jurisdiction, or jurisdictions, where the applicant currently holds licensure to the authorized scope of practice in Idaho. If such licensing authority determines that the authorized scope of practice in Idaho is broader than the scope of practice authorized in the jurisdiction, or jurisdictions, where the applicant currently holds licensure, such licensing authority may issue a limited license to such applicant pending completion of the additional education, training, or any other requirements determined necessary by the licensing authority. A limited license issued under this section must restrict the applicant’s practice in Idaho to the scope of practice authorized in the state where the applicant holds prior licensure until such time that the applicant satisfies the education, training, or other requirements deemed necessary by the licensing authority for a limited period of time necessary for an applicant to meet the qualifications for a full license. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (4) of this section, a licensing authority may administer an examination or partial examination to an applicant pursuant to this subsection for the purpose of ascertaining whether an applicant possesses the requisite qualifications for a full license. Such examination must be narrowly tailored to the additional knowledge or skills required for the applicant to prove that he is qualified for a full license.
(6)  This section does not restrict a person who is a member of a profession or occupation covered by an applicable interstate licensure compact or applicable reciprocity agreement from seeking licensure by endorsement pursuant to this section. In such a situation, a person may apply for licensure by endorsement under this section or may apply for licensure pursuant to the terms of the applicable licensure compact or reciprocity agreement.
(7)  An applicant under this section is subject to the laws regulating the person’s practice in Idaho and is subject to the applicable licensing authority’s jurisdiction. For purposes of this section, the term "licensure" means a license, certificate, registration, permit, or other authorization to practice a profession or occupation.

History:
[(67-9406) 67-9306, added 2019, ch. 296, sec. 1, p. 879; am. 2021, ch. 176, sec. 1, p. 488; am. and redesig. 2021, ch. 321, sec. 42, p. 986.]


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