Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-04-.07 - PROCEDURES FOR LICENSURE

(1) An applicant shall download a current application from the Board's Internet Web page or shall obtain a current application packet from the Board's Administrative Office, respond truthfully and completely to every question or request for information contained in the application form, and submit it, along with all documentation and fees required, to the Board's Administrative Office. It is the intent of this rule that all steps necessary to accomplish the filing of the required documentation be completed prior to filing an application and that all materials be filed simultaneously.
(2) An applicant shall submit with his application a "passport" style photograph taken within the preceding twelve (12) months and attach it to the appropriate page of the application.
(3) An applicant shall have successfully completed the requirements of Rule 1155-04-.06 and cause the supporting documentation to be sent from the document's issuer directly to the Board's Administrative Office. If the applicant has an active license in good standing as an orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist in another state which has licensure requirements substantially similar to those set forth in these rules, the Board may choose to waive the submission of the documentation required by this chapter.
(4) An applicant shall disclose the circumstances surrounding any of the following:
(a) Conviction of a crime in any country, state, or municipality, except minor traffic violations;
(b) The denial of certification or licensure application by any other state or country, or the discipline of the certificate holder or licensee in any state or country;
(c) Loss, restriction, or voluntary surrender of certification or licensure privileges; and
(d) Any judgment or settlement in a civil suit in which the applicant was a party defendant, including malpractice, unethical conduct, breach of contract, or any other civil action remedy recognized by the country's or state's statutory, common law, or case law.
(5) An applicant shall cause to be submitted to the Board's administrative office directly from the vendor identified in the Board's licensure application materials, the result of a criminal background check.
(6) When necessary, all required documents shall be translated into English and such translation, together with the original document, shall be certified as to authenticity by the issuing source. Both versions must be submitted simultaneously.
(7) If the applicant is licensed or was ever licensed as a health care professional in another state, the applicant shall cause the appropriate licensing Board in each state in which he holds or has held a license to send directly to the Board an official statement which indicates the condition of his license in such other state, including the date on which he was so licensed and under what provision such license was granted (i.e. certificate of clinical competence, examination, reciprocity, grandfathering, etc.).
(8) Application review, approval, denial, and interview decisions shall be made pursuant to Rule 1155-02-.07.
(9) The requirement for licensure under these rules shall not apply to:
(a) A person who is employed by any bureau, division, or agency of the federal government while in the discharge of the employee's official duties;
(b) A student enrolled in an educational program at a college or university which will enable that student to obtain a license to practice orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics upon graduation from the program;
(c) A resident continuing such resident's clinical education in a residency accredited by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education; and
(d) A student in a qualified work experience program or internship in pedorthics.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-04-.07
Original rule filed July 13, 2006; effective September 26, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-106, 63-3-202, 63-3-203, and 63-3-205.

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