PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND NEW RULE PERTAINING TO DEPENDENTS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS — NOI PUBLISHED NOVEMEBER 20, 2022

Category : Announcements, Proposed Changes to the Rules

NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Architectural Examiners, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 49:950 et seq., and through the authority granted in R.S. 37:144(C), is proposing to amend its existing LAC 46:I.1103(A) pertaining to individuals registered in other states and adopt a new LAC 46:I.1111 pertaining to dependents of healthcare professionals.

 

Act No. 279 of 2021, codified as R.S. 37:1751, pertains to licensure for dependents of healthcare professionals.  As mandated by the legislature, the board is proposing to comply with this Act by amending its existing LAC 46:I.1103(A) pertaining to individuals registered in other states and adopt a new LAC 46:I.1111 pertaining to dependents of healthcare professionals.

 

The proposed amendment to existing LAC 46:I.1103(A) will recognize that dependents of healthcare professionals may be exempted from the requirement of submitting an NCARB (blue cover) certificate to the board.

 

The proposed adoption of new LAC 46:I.1111 will require the board to issue a license, permit pending normal license, or registration to an applicant who is a dependent of a healthcare professional who has relocated to and established his legal residence in Louisiana, holds a valid license to provide healthcare services in Louisiana, and is providing healthcare services in Louisiana, and who satisfies the requirements of Act 279 of 2021.  The requirements differ depending on whether the applicant holds a valid license to practice architecture from another state, whether licensure by endorsement or reciprocity is provided for by law, or whether the applicant works in a state that does not use an occupational license or government certification to regulate the practice of architecture.   The requirements in the proposed rule mirror the requirements contained in Act 279.

 

View Notice of Intent published in the Louisiana Register on November 20, 2022