PART 12               LICENSURE FOR MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS, SPOUSES AND VETERANS             ISSUING AGENCY:  Nutrition and Dietetic Practice Board, P.O. Box 25101, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             SCOPE:  This part sets forth application procedures to expedite licensure for military service members, spouses and veterans.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  These rules are promulgated pursuant to Section 61-1-34 of the Uniform Licensing Act, NMSA 1978, Section 61-1-1 to -34 (1957, as amended through 2013) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Act, NMSA 1978, Sections 61-7A-1 to -15.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             DURATION:  Permanent.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             EFFECTIVE DATE:  March 31, 2015 unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             OBJECTIVE:  The purpose of this part is to expedite licensure for military service members, spouses and veterans pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 61-1-34.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]             DEFINITIONS:

                A.            “Military service member” means a person who is serving in the armed forces of the United States or in an active reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the national guard.

                B.            “Recent veteran” means a person who has received an honorable discharge or separation from military service within the two (2) years immediately preceding the date the person applied for an occupational or professional license pursuant to this section.

                C.            “Spouse” means any partner of a “military service member” or “recent veteran” whose marriage to the “millitary service member” or “recent veteran” has been legally recognized by any state or country.

[ NMAC – N, 03/31/2015]             APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

                A.            Applications for registration shall be completed on a form provided by the department.

                B.            Completed application shall include:

                                (1)           application fee; and

                                (2)           satisfactory evidence that the applicant holds a license that is current and in good standing, issued by another jurisdiction, including a branch of armed forces of the United States, that has met the minimal licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the licensing requirements for the occupational or professional license the applicant applies for pursuant to Chapter 61, Articles 7A NMSA 1978.

                C.            Electronic signatures will be acceptable for applications submitted pursuant to section 14-16-1 through section 14-16-19 NMSA 1978.

[ NMAC - 03/31/2015]             FEES:  An applicant seeking licensure under 16.14.12 NMAC shall refer to part 2 of Chapter 14 for applicable fees.

[ NMAC - N, 03/31/2015]          RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

                A.            A license or certificate issued pursuant to this section shall not be renewed unless the license or certificate holder satisfies the requirements for the issuance and for the renewal of a license or certificate pursuant to Chapter 61, Articles 7A NMSA 1978.

                B.            The licensee or certificate holder issued under 16.14.12 NMAC shall submit the documentation required under the following part: refer to 16.14.3 NMAC requirements for licensure.

                C.            All licenses and certificates issued under 16.14.12 NMAC shall be valid for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

                D.            Prior to the expiration of the license, all licensees or certificate holders shall apply for registration renewal and shall pay the renewal fee as set forth in 16.14.2 NMAC.

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