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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2014

Oregon Health Licensing Agency, Chapter 331

Rule Caption: Adopt program requirements for military spouses/domestic partners and individuals with military training or experience

Adm. Order No.: HLA 2-2014(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-3-2014

Certified to be Effective: 4-3-14 thru 9-17-14

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 331-010-0060, 331-010-0070

Subject: Adopt temporary administrative rules to implement a process for individuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a profession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800. The military training or experience must be substantially equivalent to profession specific application requirements. Individuals must submit Joint Services Transcript demonstrating training or experience.

   Adopt temporary administrative rules to implement a process to obtain an expedited authorization to practice for military spouses or domestic partners as required by 2013 House Bill 2027. The rule specifies the documents required to obtain a temporary authorization and the information which must be submitted before a permanent authorization will be issued.

Rules Coordinator: Samantha Patnode—(503) 373-1917

331-010-0060

Application for Authorization by Military Spouse or Domestic Partner

(1) “Military spouse or domestic partner” means a spouse or domestic partner of an active member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is the subject of a military transfer to Oregon.

(2) To qualify under this rule for authorization to practice a profession or occupation in a program administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800, a military spouse or domestic partner must:

(a) Meet the qualifications for authorization as provided in the applicable statutes and rules of the program for which authorization is sought;

(b) Be married to, or in a domestic partnership with a member of the Armed forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order;

(c) Hold an active license, certificate or registration in good standing, in another state or territory of the United States, to practice the profession or occupation for which authorization is sought;

(d) Have at least one year of active practice in the profession or occupation for which authorization is sought during the three years immediately preceding the application; and

(e) Provide documentation of the requirements in this section, in a manner satisfactory to the Agency or applicable board or council.

(3) Upon submittal of a completed application form prescribed by the Agency, payment of fees required under subsection (6) of this rule, and copies of the following documents, applicants under this rule may immediately be granted temporary authorization, valid for three months, pending the Agency’s receipt of any remaining documentation required under subsection (2) of this rule:

(a) Copy of marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration with the name of the applicant and the name of the active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States;

(b) Copy of assignment to a duty station located in Oregon by official active duty military order for the spouse or domestic partner named in the marriage certificate or domestic partnership registration; and

(c) Affirmation by applicant that:

(i) The applicant has requested evidence of authorization from the state or territory in which the applicant is authorized; and

(ii) The applicant is not subject to discipline in that state or territory for a matter related to services regulated by the agency or the board under which authorization is sought.

(4) Processing of applications for authorization under this rule must be expedited, with review of such applications made before review of applications submitted by individuals who are not military spouses or domestic partners.

(5) Temporary authorization issued under this rule must become original active authorizations if, before expiration of the applicant’s temporary authorization, the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Agency that all required qualifications for authorization have been met.

(6) Notwithstanding any other rules administered by the Agency, an applicant for authorization under this rule must submit an application fee for an original authorization listed within the program rules administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.308, 676.615, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35

Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.308, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35

Hist.: HLA 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-3-14 thru 9-17-14

331-010-0070

Application for Military Training or Experience

An individual seeking to use military training or experience as a qualification for an authorization to practice a profession or occupation in a program administered under ORS 676.583 and 676.800 must submit a Joint Services Transcript demonstrating completion of military training or experience that is substantially equivalent to requirements set forth in statute or rule by the agency or the boards or councils.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.308, 676.615, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35

Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.308, 680.515, 688.720, 688.815, 688.819, 690.047, 2014 OL Ch. 35

Hist.: HLA 2-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-3-14 thru 9-17-14

Notes
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