Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 3. Uniform Professional Licensing and Regulation Procedures

Temporary Practice Permits

37-1-305. Temporary practice permits. (1) (a) A board may issue a temporary practice permit to a person licensed in another state that has licensing standards substantially equivalent to those of this state if the board determines that there is no reason to deny the license under the laws of this state governing the profession or occupation.

(b) The board shall issue a temporary practice permit as provided in this section within 45 calendar days of receiving a completed application. The board shall notify an applicant within 10 days of receiving an application under this section of deficiencies in the application or provide information as to any exigent circumstances that may delay issuing a temporary practice permit.

(c) The person may practice under the permit until a license is granted or until a notice of proposal to deny a license is issued.

(d) The permit may be issued in the board's discretion if the applicant verifies or states in the application that the applicant has requested verification from the state or states in which the person is licensed that the person is currently licensed and is not subject to pending charges or final disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct or impairment. If the board or its screening panel finds reasonable cause to believe that the applicant falsely affirmed or stated that the applicant has requested verification from the other state or states, the board may summarily suspend the permit pending further action to discipline or revoke the permit.

(2) A board may issue a temporary practice permit to a person seeking licensure in this state who has met all licensure requirements other than passage of the licensing examination. Except as provided in 37-68-311 and 37-69-306, a permit is valid until the person either fails the first license examination for which the person is eligible following issuance of the permit or passes the examination and is granted a license. Determination regarding whether the applicant has met all licensure requirements except passage of the licensing examination must occur within 45 calendar days on a routine, complete application.

History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 429, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 203, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 100, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 195, L. 2019.