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32-2814 - Initial certificates; special permits; temporary certificates
32-2814. Initial certificates; special permits; temporary certificates
A. The department shall issue an initial certificate that is valid for two years to each candidate who has paid the prescribed fee and who either has successfully passed the examination or has been accepted pursuant to section 32-2812.
B. The department, on application, may issue a special permit to exempt a person from this chapter if the department finds to its satisfaction that there is substantial evidence that the people in the locality of the state in which such an exemption is sought would be denied adequate medical care because of the unavailability of certified licensed practitioners or persons holding certificates pursuant to this chapter. The department shall issue a special permit for a limited period of time, not to exceed one year, to be prescribed by the department in accordance with the purposes of this chapter. The department may renew a special permit if the permittee's circumstances have not changed.
C. The department may issue a temporary certificate to any person whose certification or recertification is pending and in whose case the issuance of a temporary certificate may be justified by reason of special circumstances.
D. A temporary certificate shall be issued only if the department finds that its issuance will not violate the purposes of this chapter or tend to endanger the public health and safety. A temporary certificate expires thirty days after the date of the next examination if the applicant is required to take the examination or, if the applicant does not take the examination, on the date of the examination. In all other cases, a temporary certificate expires when the determination is made either to issue or to deny the issuance of a certificate. A temporary certificate shall not be valid for more than one year and may not be renewed.
E. A person shall submit an application for certification in a form prescribed by the department.