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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_90 > GS_90-171_84

§ 90‑171.84. Application for licensure in a party state.

(a)        Upon receiving an application for a license, the licensingboard in a party state shall ascertain through the coordinated licensureinformation system whether the applicant holds or has ever held a licenseissued by any other state, whether there are any restrictions on theapplicant's multistate licensure privilege, and whether any other adverseaction by any state has been taken against the applicant's license.

(b)        A licensee in a party state shall hold licensure in only oneparty state at a time. The license shall be issued by the home state.

(c)        A licensee who intends to change his or her primary state ofresidence may apply for licensure in the new home state in advance of thechange. However, a new license shall not be issued by a party state until afterthe licensee provides evidence of a change in his or her primary state ofresidence that is satisfactory to the new home state's licensing board.

(d)        When a licensee changes his or her primary state ofresidence by moving between two party states and obtaining a license from thenew home state, the license from the former home state is no longer valid.

(e)        When a licensee changes his or her primary state ofresidence by moving from a nonparty state to a party state and obtaining alicense from the new home state, the license issued by the nonparty state shallnot be affected and shall remain in full force if the laws of the nonpartystate so provide.

(f)         When a licensee changes his or her primary state ofresidence by moving from a party state to a nonparty state, the license issuedby the former home state converts to an individual state license that is validonly in the former home state. The license does not grant the multistatelicensure privilege to practice in other party states. (1999‑245, s. 1.)