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The DC Code: § 3-1205.07 Reciprocity and endorsement.

Index3 District of Columbia Boards and Commissions. (Refs & Annos)
a
For the purposes of this section, the term:
1
"Endorsement" means the process of issuing a license, registration, or certification to an applicant who is licensed, registered, certified, or accredited by an accrediting association or a state board and recognized by the Board as a qualified professional according to standards that were the substantial equivalent at the time of the licensing, registration, certification, or accreditation to the standards for that profession set forth in this chapter and who has continually remained in good standing with the licensing, registering, certifying, or accrediting association or state board from the date of licensure, registration, certification, or accreditation until the date of licensure, registration, or certification in the District.
2
"Reciprocity" means the process of issuing a license, registration, or certification to an applicant who is licensed, registered, or certified and in good standing under the laws of another state with requirements that, in the opinion of the Board, were substantially equivalent at the time of licensure, registration, or certification to the requirements of this chapter, and that state admits health professionals licensed, registered, or certified in the District of Columbia in a like manner.
b
Each board shall issue a license, registration, or certification to an applicant who qualifies by reciprocity or endorsement and who pays the applicable fees established by the Mayor.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-3305.7. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-26 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "Each board shall issue a license by reciprocity or endorsement to an applicant: "(1) Who is licensed or certified and in good standing under the laws of another state with requirements which, in the opinion of the Board, were substantially equivalent at the time of licensure to the requirements of this chapter, and which state admits health professionals licensed by the District in a like manner; or "(2) Who is certified or accredited by a recognized national accrediting association, acceptable to the Board, as a qualified professional according to standards that were the substantial equivalent at the time of the certification or accreditation to the standards for that profession as set forth in this chapter and who has continually remained in good standing with the certifying or accrediting association from the date of certification or accrediting until the date of licensing; and "(3) Who pays the applicable fees established by the Mayor." D.C. Law 19-171, in subsec. (a)(2), validated a previously made technical correction. Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e)(7) of Health Occupations Revision General Amendment Emergency Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-146, July 28, 2009, 56 DCR 6308). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-99, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-1201.01. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-247, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 3-1201.01. Law 12-86, the "Omnibus Regulatory Reform Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-458, which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and the Environment and the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 19, 1997, and January 6, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 21, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-256 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-86 became effective on April 29, 1998. For Law 18-26, see notes following § 3-1201.01. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 3-405. DC CODE § 3-1205.07 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 507, 33 DCR 729; Mar. 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-247, § 2(m), 42 DCR 457; Apr. 29, 1998, D.C. Law 12-86, § 403, 45 DCR 1172; July 18, 2009, D.C. Law 18-26, § 2(e)(7), 56 DCR 4043; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 30(b)(1), 59 DCR 6190.)