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49 Pa. Code § 23.27b. Provisional endorsement license.

§ 23.27b. Provisional endorsement license.

 (a)  Provisional endorsement license. The Board may, in its discretion, issue a provisional endorsement license to an applicant while the applicant is satisfying remaining requirements for licensure by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111 (relating to licensure by endorsement) and §  23.27a (relating to license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111).

 (b)  Expiration of a provisional endorsement license.

   (1)  An individual holding a provisional endorsement license may practice for up to 1 year after issuance of the provisional endorsement license. The Board, in its discretion, may determine that an expiration date of less than 1 year is appropriate.

   (2)  Upon a written request and a showing of good cause, the Board may grant an extension of no longer than 1 year from the expiration date of the provisional endorsement license.

 (c)  Termination of a provisional endorsement license. A provisional endorsement license terminates if any of the following occurs:

   (1)  When the Board completes its assessment of the applicant and grants or denies the license.

   (2)  When the holder of the provisional license fails to comply with the terms of the provisional endorsement license.

   (3)  When the provisional endorsement license expires.

 (d)  Reapplication. An individual may reapply for license by endorsement under §  23.27a after expiration or termination of a provisional endorsement license, but the individual may not be issued a subsequent provisional endorsement license.


   The provisions of this §  23.27b added under section 3111 of 63 Pa.C.S.; and section 3(b)(14) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63 P.S. §  244.3(b)(14)).


   The provisions on this §  23.27b added September 15, 2023, effective September 16, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 5765.

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