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(a) Types of licenses and certificates.--The board may grant the following licenses and certificates:
(1) License without restriction.
(2) Interim limited license.
(3) Graduate license.
(4) Institutional license.
(5) Temporary license.
(6) Extraterritorial license.
(7) Midwife license.
(8) Physician assistant license.
(b) Qualifications.--The board shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant unless the applicant establishes with evidence, verified by an affidavit or affirmation of the applicant, that the applicant is of legal age, is of good moral character and is not addicted to the intemperate use of alcohol or the habitual use of narcotics or other habit-forming drugs and that the applicant has completed the educational requirements prescribed by the board and otherwise satisfies the qualifications for the license or certificate contained in or authorized by this act. The board shall not issue a license or certificate to an applicant who has been convicted of a felony under the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), 1 known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, or of an offense under the laws of another jurisdiction which, if committed in this Commonwealth, would be a felony under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, unless:
(1) at least ten years have elapsed from the date of conviction;
(2) the applicant satisfactorily demonstrates to the board that he has made significant progress in personal rehabilitation since the conviction such that licensure of the applicant should not be expected to create a substantial risk of harm to the health and safety of his patients or the public or a substantial risk of further criminal violations; and
(3) the applicant otherwise satisfies the qualifications contained in or authorized by this act.
As used in this section the term “convicted” shall include a judgment, an admission of guilt or a plea of nolo contendere.
(c) Refusal.--The board may refuse to issue a license or certificate to an applicant based upon a ground for such action contained in section 41. 2
(d) Limitation.--The board shall not refuse to issue a license or certificate to an applicant unless the applicant has been afforded the procedural protections required by this act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Pennsylvania Statutes Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) § 422.22. Licenses and certificates; general qualification - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/pa/title-63-ps-professions-and-occupations-state-licensed/pa-st-sect-63-422-22.html
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