Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.14 - TEMPORARY LICENSE

(1) A graduate of an accredited P.A. educational program who is awaiting an opportunity to take the licensure examination may practice as a P.A. upon issuance of a temporary license obtained pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-19-105.
(2) Temporary licenses issued pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-19-105(a)(2) are subject to the following restrictions:
(a) Initial issuance is valid for only the fifteen (15) month period immediately following graduation from an accredited P.A. educational program.
(b) If a person attempts but fails the first licensure examination and cannot take the examination again during the time remaining on the initially issued temporary license, that license may be extended for an additional one (1) year period from the date of expiration of the initial license upon proof of examination failure.
(c) Temporary licenses are valid only for those who are attempting to take the licensure examination and shall expire if the person fails to take every scheduled examination until successful completion.
(d) Temporary Licenses shall become invalid upon the holder obtaining permanent licensure from the Committee and Board or on the last day of the fifteenth (15th) month after graduation unless extended in which case the license shall become invalid on the last day of the twenty-seventh (27th) month after graduation. In any case, the temporary license expires upon failure to take a scheduled examination.
(e) Persons holding temporary licenses shall be subject to discipline up to and including revocation for the same causes and pursuant to the same procedures as persons holding permanent licenses.
(3) Submission of any document or set of documents required by this rule or submission of verification of the authenticity, validity and accuracy of the content of any document or set of documents required by this rule directly from the FCVS to the Committee's Administrative Office shall be deemed to be submission of originals of those documents or sets of documents by the issuing institution^).

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Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.14
Original rule filed July 7, 1995; effective September 20, 1995. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1999; effective July 29, 1999. Amendment filed August 6, 2002; effective October 20, 2002. Amendment filed August 5, 2010; effective November 3, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-6-101, 63-19-104, and 63-19-105.

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