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§ 271.8. Meetings of the board; examinations

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 9. Osteopaths (Refs & Annos)
Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 271.8
§ 271.8. Meetings of the board; examinations
(a) The board shall hold at least six meetings to transact its business each year in Pennsylvania at a place determined by the board. It shall hold at least two examinations for applicants for licensure each year.
(b) The examinations conducted by the board shall be in the English language. Special examinations may be designated and held at the times and places designated by the board.
(c) The board may accept by endorsement currently licensed osteopathic physicians qualified by either the National Board or by Flex examination or by any other state or territorial examination acceptable to the board for the purpose of licensure.
(d) Whenever an applicant fails an examination he shall have, after the expiration of six months and within two years, the privilege of a second examination by the board. If he fails the second examination he shall apply de novo after a year of graduate study approved by the board, and qualify for a license under the conditions existing at the time of his application.
(e) An applicant for a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery who has been successfully examined by an agency considered competent by the board who presents to the board satisfactory evidence of having fulfilled all the requirements of this act and the regulations of the board, may, without further examination, receive from the board a license conferring all the rights accorded by this act provided he has paid a fee and provided he has not previously failed a licensing examination given by the board.
(f) The board shall contract with a professional testing organization for the examination of qualified applicants for licensure or certification. All written, oral and practical examinations shall be prepared and administered by a qualified and approved professional testing organization in the manner prescribed for written examinations by section 812.1 of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L. 177, No. 175), known as “The Administrative Code of 1929.”1


1978, Oct. 5, P.L. 1109, No. 261, § 8, imd. effective. Amended 1985, Dec. 20, P.L. 398, No. 108, § 4, effective Jan. 1, 1986.


71 P.S. § 279.3a.
63 P.S. § 271.8, PA ST 63 P.S. § 271.8
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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