[Rev. 11/21/2013 4:25:46 PM--2013]

[NAC-397 Revised Date: 10-86]

CHAPTER 397 - WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

397.010            Definitions.

397.020            Petition to reduce period of required practice.

397.030            Petition for an extension of time for completing required practice.

 

 

 

      NAC 397.010  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

     1.  “Commissioners” means the three persons appointed to represent Nevada on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, acting jointly.

     2.  “Rural area” means any part of this state which is more than 50 miles from the corporate boundaries of the cities of Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas.

     (Added to NAC by Interstate Comm’n for Higher Education, eff. 8-22-84)

      NAC 397.020  Petition to reduce period of required practice.

     1.  To apply for a reduction of the period of required practice authorized by paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 397.065, a person must petition the commissioners after having practiced continuously for not less than 1 year the profession which he was certified to study. The practice must have been:

     (a) As a full-time employee of the state; or

     (b) In a rural area, with at least one-half of his overall practice time having been spent in the rural area.

     2.  The petition must be in writing and must contain the reasons for the reduction.

     3.  Upon granting a petition, the commissioners will reduce the period of required practice by not more than 1 year.

     4.  The petitioner may appeal a denial of his petition to the commissioners in writing within 10 days after his receipt of the notice of denial.

     (Added to NAC by Interstate Comm’n for Higher Education, eff. 8-22-84)

      NAC 397.030  Petition for an extension of time for completing required practice.

     1.  To apply for an extension of time for completing the 3 years of required practice beyond 5 years as authorized by paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 397.065, a person must petition the commissioners in writing while he is in school or within 1 year after he completes the program for which he received state contributions for stipends. The petition must contain the reasons for the extension.

     2.  The commissioners, if good cause exists, will grant extensions for:

     (a) Military service;

     (b) Service in the Peace Corps or a Vista program;

     (c) Participation in the National Health Scholarship Program;

     (d) Continuation of education in the petitioner’s field of study or specialization;

     (e) Interruption of study for 1 year due to financial hardship;

     (f) Illness; and

     (g) Other circumstances deemed appropriate by the commissioners.

     3.  An extension may also be granted to a petitioner who failed to pass his professional examination, but practice of his profession must begin no later than 2 years after the administration of the first examination after his graduation from the program for which he received state contributions for stipends unless an extension is granted pursuant to subsection 2.

     4.  The petitioner may appeal a denial of his petition to the commissioners in writing within 10 days after his receipt of the notice of denial.

     (Added to NAC by Interstate Comm’n for Higher Education, eff. 8-22-84)