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(a) If an applicant meets the requirements of this section, the department will issue a courtesy license authorizing the holder to practice one of the following professions for the limited purpose recognized by the division:
(1) acupuncturist under AS 08.06;
(2) audiologist under AS 08.11;
(3) electrical administrator or mechanical administrator under AS 08.40;
(4) funeral director or embalmer under AS 08.42;
(5) naturopath under AS 08.45.
(b) A courtesy license issued under (a) of this section authorizes the holder to practice the profession or occupation for which the license is issued for a limited purpose recognized by the division under (f) of this section. A courtesy license does not authorize the holder to practice the profession outside the scope of the limited purpose for which the courtesy license is issued.
(c) An applicant for a courtesy license issued under (a) of this section shall submit to the department
(1) a completed application on a form provided by the department;
(2) the fee established in 12 AAC 02.105 for a courtesy license;
(3) a sworn statement, signed by the applicant before a notary, that the applicant is not a resident of this state;
(4) verification of a current license in another licensing jurisdiction to practice the profession for which a courtesy license is requested; the license in that jurisdiction must be active, in good standing, and cover the scope of the practice required for the limited purpose of the courtesy license;
(5) a description of the limited purpose of the courtesy license and the applicant's intended scope of practice under the courtesy license; and
(6) a sworn statement, signed by the applicant before a notary, that the applicant has not previously been denied a license or had a license revoked in this or another state or other licensing jurisdiction for the profession that the courtesy license is sought.
(d) A courtesy license issued under (a) of this section is valid for no more than 90 consecutive days. The department will not issue more than two courtesy licenses for the profession to an individual within a consecutive eighteen-month period.
(e) The holder of a courtesy license issued under (a) of this section is obligated to uphold the standards of practice identified in AS 08 and in this title for the relevant profession and is subject to the relevant disciplinary provisions in AS 08 and this title.
(f) The department will recognize the following limited purposes for a courtesy license issued under (a) of this section:
(1) provision of professional services in an emergency situation specifically recognized by the department; the department will, in its discretion, restrict the license to cover only the professional services required to respond to the emergency situation, if the department finds that the courtesy license is only needed for this purpose;
(2) instruction or provision of professional services at a clinic or seminar focused on a subject in which the applicant for a courtesy license is a specialist.
History: Eff. 12/28/97, Register 144
Authority: AS 08.01.050
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