[§471-9.5] Courtesy permit. [Section effective July 1, 2024.] (a) The board may issue a courtesy permit to an individual licensed to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in another jurisdiction. A courtesy permit issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of thirty days and may be renewed once in any twelve-month period; provided that any courtesy permit issued and renewed pursuant to this section shall not exceed sixty total days in any twelve-month period; provided further that a courtesy permittee's request for more than two courtesy permits within a two-year period shall constitute prima facie evidence that the courtesy permittee is engaged in the active practice of veterinary medicine in the State and a license issued under section 471-9 shall be required.
(b) Applicants for a courtesy permit shall:
(1) Hold a current, unencumbered, and active license to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in another jurisdiction;
(2) Incidental to the person's practice in another jurisdiction, desire to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine in the State on a temporary, not permanent or recurring, basis; and
(3) Have a sponsor.
(c) A courtesy permittee shall:
(1) Consent to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary authority of the board;
(2) Practice under the level of direct or indirect supervision determined by the sponsor;
(3) Not practice independently of the sponsor within the State;
(4) Comply with this chapter and rules adopted by the board;
(5) Cease to offer or render veterinary services in the State as an individual and on behalf of the sponsor if:
(A) The courtesy permittee's license or practice in the other jurisdiction is no longer current and active; or
(B) The courtesy permittee's license or practice has been limited or conditioned in any jurisdiction, including the courtesy permittee's principal place of business;
(6) Notify the board within fifteen days if:
(A) Any disciplinary action or board proceeding relating to the courtesy permittee's license is commenced in any jurisdiction; or
(B) The courtesy permittee is convicted of any criminal offense in any jurisdiction or foreign country; and
(7) Pay all costs associated with any jurisdiction's investigation, enforcement, and collection efforts pertaining to the courtesy permit issued pursuant to this section, as may be ordered by the board.
(d) In no case shall an individual be issued a courtesy permit and a relief permit in the same twelve-month period. [L 2022, c 71, pt of §1]