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(1) The board may accept graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, and including a minimum of 45 quarter or 30 semester hours in the physical and biological sciences, including courses in chemistry, biology, and at least one general microbiology course as an equivalent qualification of a bachelor's degree in environmental health as required by 37-40-302, MCA. "General microbiology course" means an accredited course that focuses on the basic concepts of microbiology and the activities of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, and their impact on humans. Courses that focus primarily on cellular biochemistry, cellular genetics, and intracellular functions are not general microbiology courses for the purpose of this rule.

(2) A person meeting the minimum standards for licensure, with the exception of approved microbiology credits, may be approved as a sanitarian-in-training, but must satisfactorily complete the microbiology course during the one-year sanitarian-in-training permit period provided for in 37-40-101(6), MCA.

History: 37-1-131, 37-40-203, MCA; IMP, 37-40-302, MCA; NEW, Eff. 2/4/75; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 661, Eff. 2/29/80; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic., Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1982 MAR p. 290, Eff. 2/12/82; AMD, 1985 MAR p. 1239, Eff. 8/30/85; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 224, Eff. 1/26/90; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1613, Eff. 7/31/92; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 952, Eff. 4/15/94; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1965, Eff. 7/19/96; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 1497, Eff. 6/12/98; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1499; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 382, Eff. 3/18/05; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1817, Eff. 11/9/07; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 749, Eff. 5/13/11; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 975, Eff. 5/9/14.

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