24.111.503 LICENSING OF APPLICANTS BY ENDORSEMENT
(1) A license to practice as a naturopathic physician in the state of Montana may be issued without examination to an applicant:
(a) who has submitted a completed application and correct fee;
(b) who graduated and holds a degree/diploma from an approved naturopathic medical college that prepares candidates for licensure as a naturopathic physician, provided that such program, at the time of the candidate's graduation, is equivalent to or exceeds the minimum naturopathic medical educational standards required by the board's laws and rules;
(c) who holds a current unencumbered license to practice as a naturopathic physician in another state or jurisdiction;
(d) who is of good moral character as evidenced by three letters of reference at least one of which must be from a licensed naturopathic physician; and
(e) who has passed a naturopathic physician licensure examination in another state or jurisdiction meeting or exceeding the requirements of ARM 24.111.502(2) and (3) or (5).
(2) It is the applicant's responsibility to cause the licensing authority of the state or jurisdiction from which the applicant is endorsing to send official verification of licensure directly to the board.
(3) It is the applicant's responsibility to cause the naturopathic medical college that conferred the applicant's N.D. or N.M.D. degree to send an official transcript of the applicant's naturopathic medical education directly to the board.
(4) It is the applicant's responsibility to cause verification of passing scores on the NPLEX or other licensing examination used to qualify for initial licensure in another state or jurisdiction, to be reported directly to the board by the official score reporting service utilized by the examination owner.
History: 37-1-131, 37-26-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-304, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 555, Eff. 3/27/92; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 2576, Eff. 10/4/96; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 1642; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 1033, Eff. 5/23/08.