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65-5408. Waiver of examination and other requirements; when waived; temporary license. (a) The board may waive the examination, education or experience requirements and grant licensure to any applicant who presents proof of current licensure or registration as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in another state, the District of Columbia or territory of the United States which requires standards for licensure or registration determined by the board to be equivalent to or exceed the requirements for licensure under this act.

(b) At the time of making an application under this section, the applicant shall pay to the board the application fee as required under K.S.A. 65-5409 and amendments thereto.

(c) The board may issue a temporary license to an applicant for licensure as an occupational therapist or as an occupational therapy assistant who applies for temporary licensure on a form provided by the board, who meets the requirements for licensure or who meets all the requirements for licensure except examination and who pays to the board the temporary license fee as required under K.S.A. 65-5409 and amendments thereto. Such temporary license shall expire one year from the date of issue or on the date that the board approves the application for licensure, whichever occurs first. No more than one such temporary license shall be permitted to any one person.

History: L. 1986, ch. 323, § 8; L. 1987, ch. 253, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 192, § 5; L. 1997, ch. 26, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 203, § 8; April 1, 2003.

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