(a) An applicant must pass a competency examination to qualify for a license under
(b) The medical board shall prepare or approve an examination. The medical board may prescribe an examination that consists of or includes a written
examination given by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion or by a national
or state testing service.
(c) The medical board shall have any written portion of the examination validated
by an independent testing professional.
(d) The medical board shall administer an examination to qualified applicants at least
once each calendar year.
(e) On receipt of an application and application fee, the medical board shall waive
the examination requirement for an applicant who, at the time of application:
(1) is licensed or certified by another state that has licensing or certification
requirements the medical board determines to be substantially equivalent to the requirements
of this chapter; or
(2) holds a certificate as a certified clinical perfusionist issued by the American
Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion before January 1, 1994, authorizing the holder to
practice perfusion in a state that does not license or certify perfusionists.
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