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47-824. Application for license; issuance of license; qualifications. (a) Any person desiring a license to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall make written application to the board on forms provided for that purpose. The board shall issue a license to practice veterinary medicine to an applicant who:

(1) Is a graduate of a school of veterinary medicine as defined in K.S.A. 47-816, and amendments thereto or meets all education requirements prescribed by the board pursuant to rules and regulations of the board;

(2) has passed the examination or examinations prescribed by the board within time limits prescribed by the board pursuant to rules and regulations of the board;

(3) has passed the Kansas veterinary legal practice examination;

(4) is a person of good moral character;

(5) has paid the license application fee and when applicable, the examination fee as established pursuant to this section; and

(6) provides other information and proof as the board may establish by rules and regulations.

(b) If the applicant graduated from a school of veterinary medicine more than five years prior to the year in which the application is submitted, the application shall show proof that:

(1) The applicant has actively practiced veterinary medicine for at least 3,000 hours during the three years immediately preceding such application; or

(2) the applicant has passed the examination or examinations prescribed by the board within the five years preceding such application.

(c) If an applicant is found not qualified for a license pursuant to subsection (a)(1) or (a)(4), the executive director of the board shall notify the applicant in writing of such findings and the grounds therefor. An applicant found unqualified pursuant to subsection (a)(1) or (a)(4) may request a hearing on the question of the applicant's qualification under the procedure set forth in the Kansas administrative procedure act. Any applicant who is found not qualified shall forfeit any application fee which the applicant has paid.

History: L. 1969, ch. 261, § 11; L. 1980, ch. 155, § 8; L. 1984, ch. 313, § 75; L. 1988, ch. 243, § 1; L. 1993, ch. 129, § 10; L. 1999, ch. 25, § 6; L. 2006, ch. 112, § 2; July 1.


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