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9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies provisions related to qualifying for licensure by endorsement from
11 the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 ▸ allows a person who has practiced an occupation or profession outside of Utah in a
15 state, district, or territory of the United States that does not require a license, but
16 where Utah does require a license, to receive a license from DOPL if certain
17 conditions are met; and
18 ▸ makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 58-1-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 339
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 58-1-302 is amended to read:
29 58-1-302. License by endorsement.
30 (1) Subject to Subsections [
31 issue a license without examination to a person who has been licensed in a state, district, or
32 territory of the United States if:
33 (a) after being licensed outside of this state, the person has at least one year of
34 experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued;
35 (b) the person's license is in good standing in the state, district, or territory of the
36 United States where the license was issued; and
37 (c) the division determines that the license issued by the state, district, or territory of
38 the United States encompasses a similar scope of practice as the license sought in this state.
39 (2) Subject to Subsections (3), (4), (5,) and (6), the division shall issue a license
40 without examination to a person if:
41 (a) the person has at least three years of experience in an occupation or profession
42 outside of this state in a state, district, or territory of the United States that does not require a
43 professional license to practice the occupation or profession, but where this state does require a
44 license to practice the occupation or profession;
45 (b) the person has no previous or pending criminal indictments or civil actions against
46 the person related to the person's practice of the occupation or profession for which licensure is
47 sought; and
48 (c) the division determines that:
49 (i) the person's education and training are similar in scope to the requirements to
50 qualify to receive a license in this state; and
51 (ii) the person's scope of practice while completing the experience required by
52 Subsection (2)(a) encompasses a similar scope of practice as the license sought in this state.
54 rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
55 prescribing the administration and requirements of this section.
57 division may refuse to issue a license to a person under the provisions of this section if:
58 (a) the division determines that there is reasonable cause to believe that the person is
59 not qualified to receive a license in this state; or
60 (b) the person has a previous or pending disciplinary action related to the person's
63 (a) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504; [
64 (b) produce satisfactory evidence of the person's identity, qualifications, and good
65 standing in the occupation or profession for which licensure is sought[
66 (c) provide any additional information required by the division.
68 section are subject to and may be supplemented or altered by licensure endorsement provisions
69 or multistate licensure compacts in specific chapters of this title.
71 Business and Labor Interim Committee regarding the effectiveness and sufficiency of the
72 provisions of this section at ensuring that persons receiving a license without examination
73 under the provisions of this section are qualified to receive a license in this state.