21 NCAC 52 .0211 military LICENSE
(a) Restricted Temporary License: The Board shall issue a restricted temporary license to podiatrists practicing in a clinical residency solely on federal military installations within North Carolina if, upon application to the Board, the applicant satisfies the following conditions:
(1) Applications for restricted temporary license shall require the same education as for a permanent license, current participation in a one-year clinical residency, and successful completion of Parts I and II of the National Boards; and
(2) Restricted temporary licenses shall be granted for a maximum of one-year, renewable annually so long as the podiatrist continues to practice within the clinical residency on the federal military installation.
The Board shall not assess a license examination nor application fee.
(b) Permanent Unrestricted License Military Podiatrist: The Board shall issue a permanent license to a military-trained applicant to allow the applicant to lawfully practice podiatry in North Carolina if, upon application to the Board, the applicant:
(1) Has been awarded a military occupational specialty in podiatry and has done all of the following at a level that is substantially equivalent to or exceeds the requirements for licensure in North Carolina: completed a military program of podiatry training, completed testing or equivalent training and experience, and performed in the occupational specialty;
(2) Has engaged in the practice of podiatry for at least two of the five years (which may include clinical residency) preceding the date of the application under this Paragraph;
(3) Has not committed any act in any jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice podiatry in this State at the time the act was committed; and
(4) Pays the application, examination, and licensing fees required by the Board.
(c) Permanent Unrestricted License-Podiatrist Spouse of Military Personnel: The Board shall issue to a military spouse a license to practice podiatry in this State if, upon application to the board, the military spouse:
(1) Holds a current license, certification, or registration from another jurisdiction and that jurisdiction's requirements for licensure, certification, or registration are substantially equivalent to or exceed the requirements for licensure in this State;
(2) Can demonstrate competency in the occupation through passing the North Carolina examination;
(3) Has not committed any act in any jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice that occupation in this State at the time the act was committed;
(4) Is in good standing and has not been disciplined by the agency that had jurisdiction to issue the license, certification, or permit; and
(5) Pays the application, examination, and licensing fees required by the Board.
(d) All relevant podiatric medical experience of a military service member in the discharge of official duties or, for a military spouse, all relevant podiatric medical experience, including full-time and part-time experience, regardless of whether in a paid or volunteer capacity, shall be credited in the calculation of years of practice in an occupation as required under Paragraphs (b) and (c)of this Rule.
(e) A nonresident licensed under this Rule shall be entitled to the same rights and subject to the same obligations as required of a resident licensed by the Board in this State.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-202.5(b); 90-202.6; 93B-15.1; Army Regulation 40-68;
Eff. April 1, 2005;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2013;
Readopted Eff. September 1, 2016.