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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980439.01 PLC
HOUSE BILL 981098
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Clarke
AGR., LIVESTOCK & NATURAL
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF VETERINARY
MEDICINE TO ISSUE A LICENSE TO PRACTICE VETERINARY MEDICINE IN
COLORADO TO PERSONS WHO DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
BY EXAMINATION BUT WHO HAVE BEEN LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE FOR
TWENTYFIVE YEARS OR LONGER.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Authorizes the state board of veterinary medicine
to issue a license by endorsement to a person who does not meet
all of the requirements for licensure by examination but who has
been licensed in another state and practicing in good standing
for 25 years or longer.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 1264108 (4), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW PARAGRAPH to read:
1264108. Examinations license by endorsement. (4) (c) THE BOARD MAY ISSUE A LICENSE BY ENDORSEMENT TO ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE IN THIS STATE TO ANY APPLICANT WHO DOES NOT MEET ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION IF SUCH APPLICANT HAS BEEN LICENSED IN ANOTHER STATE OR STATES AND ACTIVELY PRACTICING, IN GOOD STANDING AND WITHOUT ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTION, FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTYFIVE YEARS OR LONGER.
SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.