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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 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), in the form of a check or money order, made payable to ‘‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania—OE.’’

   (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.

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


   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. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (222962).

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