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65-2873. License to practice healing arts by examination; prerequisites; postgraduate study; use of title and degree. (a) Each applicant for a license by examination to practice any branch of the healing arts in this state shall:

(1) Present to the board evidence of proficiency in the basic sciences issued by the national board of medical examiners, the board of examiners of osteopathic physicians and surgeons or the national board of chiropractic examiners or such other examining body as may be approved by the board or in lieu thereof pass such examination as the board may require in the basic science subjects;

(2) present proof that the applicant is a graduate of an accredited healing arts school or college; and

(3) pass an examination prescribed and conducted by the board covering the subjects incident to the practice of the branch of healing arts for which the applicant applies.

(b) Any person seeking a license to practice medicine and surgery shall present proof that such person has completed acceptable postgraduate study as may be required by the board by regulations.

(c) The board may authorize an applicant who does not meet the requirements of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) to take the examination for licensure if the applicant:

(1) Has completed three years of postgraduate training as approved by the board;

(2) is a graduate of a school in which the graduates have been licensed in another state or states which has standards similar to Kansas; and

(3) meets all other requirements for taking the examination for licensure of the Kansas healing arts act.

(d) In addition to the examination required under paragraph (3) of subsection (a), if the applicant is a foreign medical graduate the applicant shall pass an examination given by the educational commission for foreign medical graduates.

(e) No person licensed to practice and actively engaged in the practice of the healing arts shall attach to such person's name any title, or any word or abbreviation indicating that such person is a doctor of any branch of the healing arts other than the branch of the healing arts in which such person holds a license but shall attach to such person's name the degree or degrees to which such person is entitled by reason of such person's diploma.

History: L. 1957, ch. 343, § 73; L. 1969, ch. 299, § 16; L. 1976, ch. 273, § 34; L. 1985, ch. 216, § 2; L. 2014, ch. 131, § 31; July 1, 2015.


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