Members Of the Military, Veterans and Spouses

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Members Of the Military, Veterans and Spouses

RULE 9: LICENSURE OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN GOOD STANDING AND THEIR SPOUSES:

A. Any member of the Armed Forces of the United States now or hereafter on active duty who, at the time of becoming such a member, was in good standing with the Board of Barber Examiners and was entitled to practice or engage in his or her profession shall be kept in good standing by the board, without registering, paying dues or fees, or performing any other act on his or her part to be performed, as long as he or she is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty.

B. The board will also exempt the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States from licensure renewal provisions, but only in cases of his or her absence from the state because of his or her spouse’s duties with the Armed Forces.

C. The board may issue a professional license to the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States if the spouse applies in the format prescribed by the board. An application must include proof that:

  • The applicant is married to a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty.
  • The applicant holds a valid license for the profession issued by another state, the District of Columbia, any possession or territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction.
  • The applicant’s spouse is assigned to a duty station in this state and that the applicant is also assigned to a duty station in this state pursuant to the member’s official active duty military orders.

D. An application must be accompanied by the fee prescribed by the board.

RULE 10: AUTOMATIC LICENSURE UNIFORMED SERVICE VETERANS

A. As used in this subsection, “uniformed service veteran” means a former member of the United States Uniformed Services discharged under circumstances other than dishonorable.

B. The Board shall grant automatic licensure to an individual who is the holder in good standing of a license with a similar scope of practice issued by another state, territory, or district of the U.S. and is:

  1. A uniformed service member stationed in the State of Arkansas;
  2. A uniformed service veteran who resides in or establishes residency in the State of Arkansas; or
  3. The spouse of:
    • A person under B (1) or (2) above;
    • A uniformed service member who is assigned a tour of duty that excludes the uniformed service member’s spouse from accompanying the uniformed service member and the spouse relocates to this state; or
    • A uniformed service member who is killed or succumbs to his or her injuries or illness in the line of duty if the spouse establishes residency in the state.

C. The Board shall grant such automatic licensure upon receipt of all the below:

  • Payment of the initial licensure fee;

  • Evidence that the individual holds a license with a similar scope of practice in another state; and

  • Evidence that the applicant is a qualified applicant under Section B.