148.517 Registration by reciprocity.
Subdivision 1. Applicability. An applicant who applies for registration as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist by reciprocity must meet the requirements of subdivisions 2 and 3.
Subd. 2. Current credentials required. An applicant applying for registration by reciprocity must provide evidence to the commissioner that the applicant holds a current and unrestricted credential for the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology in another jurisdiction that has requirements equivalent to or higher than those in effect for determining whether an applicant in this state is qualified to be registered as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. An applicant who provides sufficient evidence need not meet the requirements of section 148.515, provided that the applicant otherwise meets all other requirements of section 148.514.
Subd. 3. Verification of credentials required. An applicant for registration by reciprocity under subdivision 2, must have the appropriate government body in each jurisdiction in which the applicant holds a credential submit letters of verification to the commissioner. Each letter must state the applicant's name, date of birth, credential number, date of issuance, a statement regarding disciplinary actions, if any, taken against the applicant, and the terms under which the credential was issued.
Subd. 4. Temporary registration. (a) The commissioner shall issue temporary registration as a speech-language pathologist, an audiologist, or both, to an applicant who has applied for registration under this section and who:
(1) submits a signed and dated affidavit stating that the applicant is not the subject of a disciplinary action or past disciplinary action in this or another jurisdiction and is not disqualified on the basis of section 148.5195, subdivision 3; and
(i) provides a copy of a current credential as a speech-language pathologist, an audiologist, or both, held in the District of Columbia or a state or territory of the United States; or
(ii) provides a copy of a current certificate of clinical competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or its equivalent.
(b) A temporary registration issued to a person under this subdivision expires 90 days after it is issued or on the date the commissioner grants or denies registration, whichever occurs first.
(c) Upon application, a temporary registration shall be renewed once to a person who is able to demonstrate good cause for failure to meet the requirements for registration within the initial temporary registration period and who is not the subject of a disciplinary action or disqualified on the basis of section 148.5195, subdivision 3.
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