Maine Revised Statutes

§9857. Nonresidents; applicants licensed in another jurisdiction

1. Reciprocal agreements.  The board may enter into reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions that have substantially similar licensure laws and accord substantially equal reciprocal rights to residents licensed in good standing in this State.
[ 2005, c. 511, §7 (NEW) .]
2. Applicants licensed in another jurisdiction.  An applicant who is licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction is governed by this subsection.
A. An applicant who is licensed under the laws of a jurisdiction that has a reciprocal agreement with the board may obtain a license under the terms and conditions agreed upon through the reciprocal agreement. [2005, c. 511, §7 (NEW).]
B. An applicant who is licensed in good standing at the time of application to the board under the laws of a jurisdiction that has not entered into a reciprocal agreement with the board may qualify for licensure by submitting evidence to the board that the applicant has actively practiced with a substantially equivalent license or by submitting evidence that the applicant's qualifications for licensure are substantially similar to those requirements in this chapter. [2005, c. 511, §7 (NEW).]
C. All nonresident applicants must submit with the application an irrevocable consent to service of process on the applicant for an action filed in a court of this State arising out of the applicant's activities as a licensee in this State. Service may be made by delivery of the process to the Director of Licensing and Registration within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation if, in the exercise of due diligence, a plaintiff cannot effect personal service upon the applicant. [2005, c. 511, §7 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 511, §7 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 524, (NEW). 2005, c. 511, §7 (RPR).