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Displaced Worker Emergency License: Chiropractor


When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, a chiropractor in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, and providing any other documents requested by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.

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A. Chiropractic physicians, currently licensed, actively practicing and in good standing and otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the four months or remainder of the current licensing year, which ever is greater, following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the board of a completed application which has been signed and notarized and which is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a drivers license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) completion of all actions described in NMAC. B. The board may waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements for licensure except those contained in Subsection A of NMAC. C. The board may waive the specific forms required under NMAC if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster areas. D. Nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of the requirements for licensure contained in NMAC. E. Licensed issued under Provisions for Emergency Licensure shall expire on July 1 or the date 160 days following the issuance of emergency licensure which ever is greater, unless the board approves a renewal application. Application for renewal shall be made on or before the expiration of the emergency license to avoid late renewal fees, by completion of any and all remaining procedures described in NMAC.