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148.72 Examinations.

Subdivision 1. Issuance of license without examination. On payment to the board of a fee in the amount set by the board and on submission of a written application on forms provided by the board, the board shall issue a license without examination to a person who is licensed or otherwise registered as a physical therapist by another state of the United States of America, its possessions, or the District of Columbia, if the board determines that the requirements for licensing or registration in the state, possession, or District are equal to, or greater than, the requirements in sections 148.65 to 148.78.

Subd. 2. License. The board may issue a license without examination to an applicant who presents evidence satisfactory to the board of having passed an examination recognized by the board, if the board determines the standards of the other state or foreign country are equal to those of this state. Upon application, the applicant shall pay to the board a fee in the amount set by the board. No portion of the fee is refundable.

Subd. 3. Examinations. The board shall give an examination to applicants who comply with section 148.70. The examination shall include a written examination which shall test the applicant's knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to physical therapy, physical therapy theory and procedures, and such other subjects as the board may deem useful to test the applicant's qualifications to act as a physical therapist.

Subd. 4. Issuance of license after examination. The board shall issue a license to an applicant who passes the examination according to standards established by the board and who is not disqualified to receive a license under section 148.75.

HIST: 1951 c 479 s 8; 1980 c 412 s 6; 1986 c 444; 1995 c 18 s 11; 1999 c 245 art 9 s 54-56

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