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Displaced Worker Emergency License: Eastern Medicine Practitioner


When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a doctor of oriental medicine and an auricular detoxification specialist in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license or certification to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure or certification, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

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Doctors of oriental medicine, educational programs and auricular detoxification specialists currently licensed and in good standing or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state which a federal disaster has been declared may apply for licensure in New Mexico under NMAC during the four months following the declared disaster. The application for emergency provisional licensure shall be made to the board and shall include: A. an application under this provision shall be made to the board that is complete and in English on a form provided by the board that shall include the applicant's name, address, date of birth and social security number accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; and the applicants signature on the affidavit made part of the application form; B. an affidavit attesting to the consequences suffered by the applicant as a result of the federal disaster; C. evidence of completion of requirements specified in 16.2.3, 16.2.4, 16.2.7, 16.2.10, and 16.2.16 NMAC; if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster area or as a result of the declared federal disaster the board may accept other documentation in lieu of the forms required under 16.2.3, 16.2.4, 16.2.7, 16.2.10, and 16.2.16 NMAC; the board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving licensure; D. exceptions may be made for good cause; E. an affidavit certifying that all the documents submitted with the application are true and accurate or are faithful copies of the original; F. nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of the requirements for licensure contained in 16.2.3, 16.2.4, 16.2.7, 16.2.10, and 16.2.16 NMAC; and G. the applicant is responsible for reading, understanding and complying with the state of New Mexico laws and rules regarding this application as well as the practice of acupuncture and oriental medicine.