4731-12-04 Eligibility for licensure in podiatric medicine and surgery by endorsement from another state.

(A) An applicant for a license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery who holds a license from another state, United States territory, or the District of Columbia, shall be eligible for licensure consideration without examination if, in addition to any other requirements of sections 4731.51 to 4731.61 of the Revised Code and Chapter 4731-12 of the Administrative Code, the requirements of paragraphs (B) to (E) of this rule are met.

(B) If the license being endorsed is based upon an examination administered between June 12, 1990 and December 4, 2000, the license shall be based upon the passing of the "PMLexis" in addition to the holding of a passing status or diplomate status with the national board of podiatric medical examiners.

(C) If the license being endorsed is based upon an examination administered after December 4, 2000, the license shall be based on passing parts I, II and III of the national board of podiatric medical examiners examination.

(D) If the license being endorsed is based upon an examination administered before June 12, 1990, it shall have been:

(1) Administered by the state, United States territory, or district issuing the license, and, have been in part, a written examination;

(2) Taken without having failed the national board of podiatric medical examiners examination unless an intervening passing status or diplomate status on that examination has been achieved; and

(3) Taken without having failed to achieve a minimum passing score on the PMLexis or part III of the national board of podiatric medical examiners examination unless an intervening passing status on that examination has been achieved. For purposes of this rule, a minimum passing score will be that figure recommended by the national board of podiatric medical examiners/federation of podiatric medical boards.

(E) An applicant for endorsement licensure shall file a written application, under oath, on a form prescribed by the board, furnish satisfactory proof that he or she is more than eighteen years of age and of good moral character, and provide other facts and materials as the board requires.

(F) The license being endorsed shall be current and in good standing and shall be a full and unlimited license to practice podiatric medicine and surgery. An exception may be made by the board in those cases where an applicant cannot renew his or her license in the other jurisdiction for purposes of endorsement due to residency or similar requirements.

(G) Notwithstanding paragraphs (A) to (E) of this rule, and in addition to grounds otherwise contained in a statute or rule, the board may refuse an applicant endorsement who has not been engaged in any of the following activities during the two years immediately prior to the date of application:

(1) Active clinical practice of podiatric medicine and surgery;

(2) The taking of postgraduate training approved by the council on podiatric medical education of the American podiatric medical association or conducted under sponsorship of an institution accredited by the council;

(3) The attendance as a student at a school of podiatric medicine and surgery recognized by the board pursuant to rule 4731-12-02 of the Administrative Code and section 4731.53 of the Revised Code.

Replaces rule 4731-3-32; Eff 1-1-82; 1-31-90; 2-28-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 4731.05
Rule amplifies: RC 4731.57
RC 119.032 review dates: 11/17/03, 03/25/07