Hawaii Revised Statutes 461-8.5 Reciprocity.

§461-8.5 Reciprocity. (a) Any pharmacist who is registered or licensed under the laws of any state or territory of the United States with qualifications for licensure which equal or exceed those of this State, shall be eligible for licensure; provided that:

(1) The pharmacist possesses a current valid license;

(2) The pharmacist has practiced as a registered pharmacist for fifteen hundred hours or more within the five years preceding the date of application;

(3) There is no disciplinary action pending or other unresolved complaints against the pharmacist in any state or territory of the United States;

(4) The pharmacist does not have an encumbered license or a pending disciplinary action or unresolved complaint in the practice of pharmacy in any state or territory of the United States, or if any license has been or is encumbered, the pharmacist shall provide any information requested by the board; and

(5) The laws of the other state or territory grant reciprocal treatment to licensees of this State.

The board may examine these licensees only as to knowledge of this State's statutes and rules.

(b) An applicant applying for licensure pursuant to this section shall provide proof that the standards upon which licensure was granted by another state or territory of the United States are at least equivalent to the licensing standards that were in effect in this State under sections 461-5 and 461-6 at the time licensure in the other state or territory was granted.

(c) An applicant for reciprocity who is unable to demonstrate that licensure was based on standards at least equal to those in sections 461-5 and 461-6, may be issued a temporary license while fulfilling requirements necessary for licensure in this State. The requirements and limitations of a temporary license shall be the same as those under section 461-7. [L 1985, c 264, §2; am L 1990, c 248, §4; am L 1994, c 39, §3; am L 1995, c 34, §5; am L 1996, c 208, §4]

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