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49 Pa. Code § 23.21. Reciprocal application.


§ 23.21. Reciprocal application.

 (a)  An applicant for licensure by reciprocity to practice optometry in this Commonwealth shall submit or cause to be submitted the following to the Board:

   (1)  A completed application which has been filed with the Board together with the fee required by §  23.91 (relating to fees).

   (2)  A certificate of preprofessional education issued by the Department, showing that the preliminary education requirements are satisfied.

   (3)  A transcript of subjects and grades from the college or school of optometry from which the applicant has graduated.

   (4)  Proof of having completed at least 3 hours of approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  23.117(a) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement).

 (b)  A school or college of optometry from which the applicant for reciprocity has graduated shall be one approved by the Board at the time the applicant graduated.

 (c)  An applicant for licensure by reciprocity who is a graduate of an unaccredited school shall comply with the requirements of §  23.14 (relating to graduates of unaccredited schools).


   The provisions of this §  23.21 amended under sections 3, 6(c) and 9 of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. § §  244.3, 244.6(c) and 244.9); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  23.21 adopted September 16, 1965; amended November 11, 1967; amended August 26, 1988, effective August 27, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3809; amended May 14, 2021, effective May 15, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2633; amended January 26, 2024, effective January 27, 2024, 54 Pa.B. 368. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (415596).

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