Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-35 - LASERS
Rule 360-35-.02 - Licensure

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-35-.02

RULE 360-35-.02. Licensure

(1) Applicants for licensure as an assistant laser practitioner or senior laser practitioner must submit an application on a form approved by the Board, submit an application fee, and submit an affidavit that the applicant is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.

(2) An applicant for licensure as an assistant laser practitioner must also show that he/she:

(a) Is 21 years old or older;

(b) Holds a current license as a physician assistant, licensed practical nurse, nurse, esthetician, or master cosmetologist or has previously held a license or certificate as a medical practitioner; and

(c) Has received at least three laser certificates from attending laser/intense pulsed light (IPL) courses as approved by the Board, directly taught by a licensed physician or certified continuing medical education or continuing education educator.

(3) An applicant for licensure as a senior laser practitioner must also show that he/she:

(a) Is 21 years old or older;

(b) Holds a current valid license or certificate of registration as a physician assistant or nurse or has previously held a license or certificate of registration as a medical practitioner;

(c) Has at least three years of clinical or technological medical experience, or both;

(d) Has been or was licensed or nationally board certified as a medical practitioner for at least three years;

(e) Has submitted verification of licensure from every state in which the applicant has ever held any type of license or if a medical practitioner, has submitted verification of national board certification;

(f) Has received at least two laser certificates from attending laser/intense pulsed light (IPL) continuing medical education courses as approved by the Board, directly taught by a licensed physician or certified continuing medical education or continuing education educator; and

(4) A person currently licensed in another state may apply for licensure in Georgia as an assistant laser practitioner or senior laser practitioner by submitting an application, paying a fee, showing he/she is currently licensed in another state, that state has requirements similar to and not less stringent than Georgia, that state would accept licensees from Georgia, and passing an examination approved by the Board.

(5) An application shall expire one year from the date of receipt. Any subsequent application must be accompanied by submission of appropriate documentation and application fee.

O.C.G.A. ยงยง43-34-5, 43-34-244, 50-36-1.

(Original Rule entitled "Licensure" adopted. F. Sep. 14, 2015; eff. Oct. 4, 2015. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 9, 2018; eff. July 29, 2018.)
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