N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 301.01 - Application Process

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Any person who is not licensed as an optometrist in any state or other jurisdiction and who wishes to apply for a license in New Hampshire shall do so by submitting an application provided by the board which contains the information specified by Opt 301.02, and the application fee specified by Opt 303.01.
(b) An application shall not be accepted for filing and shall be returned to the applicant if it:
(1) Is not signed by the applicant;
(2) Is not accompanied by a valid check for the application fee;
(3) Does not comply with the indicated filing deadlines; or
(4) Lacks a required attachment or plainly reveals that a required item of information is absent and unaccompanied by a request for waiver of the missing attachment or information.
(c) Unless expressly rejected within 2 weeks of its receipt by the board, the application shall be deemed accepted on the date it was first received by the board. An application shall not be considered on file with the board until it has been accepted for filing.
(d) The board shall acknowledge the receipt of all applications within 60 days from acceptance for filing, and shall also notify the applicant in writing of any deficiencies in the application or any further information needed to evaluate the applicant's qualifications. This additional information shall be provided by the applicant within 30 days from the date of the board's letter. Failure to provide such information shall result in the denial of the application.
(e) Unless a waiver of the following time limit has been requested by the applicant and granted by the board, the board shall, within 120 days from acceptance for filing, either grant the application or deny the application until the issues identified in the denial order have been resolved.
(f) The board shall not grant a license on an application until it receives notice from the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) that the applicant has passed the NBEO examination, and until any investigation into the applicant's qualification for licensure is completed.
(g) If an application is denied, the applicant shall be provided an opportunity to request a hearing on the deficiencies identified by the board within 30 days of the board's order. If a timely hearing is not requested, denial shall be final.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Opt 301.01

(See Revision Note at part heading for Opt 100) #5839, eff 6-17-94, EXPIRED: 6-17-00

New. #7370, INTERIM, eff 9-30-00, EXPIRED: 3-29-01

New. #7670, eff 4-4-02, EXPIRED: 4-4-10

New. #9756, eff 7-20-10

Amended by Volume XXXVII Number 41, Filed October 12, 2017, Proposed by #12383, Effective 9/16/2017, Expires 9/16/2027.

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