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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 213: Perfusionists; license application; renewal; examination

Section 213. An application for original license, a license renewal or for the licensing examination shall be made on forms approved by the board and accompanied by the appropriate fee.

The fee for original license and renewal shall be determined by the secretary of administration and finance.

An application for original license shall be sworn and shall furnish satisfactory proof that an applicant is at least 18 years old, of good moral character and has met the educational and professional experience requirements prerequisite to sitting for the licensing examination.

Requirements for licensing shall include:

(1) successful completion of a perfusion education program approved by the board provided that the program has educational standards that are no less stringent than those established by the Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education and approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, or its successor, and provided also that the board shall require continuing education as a condition for license renewals;

(2) passing a written competency examination approved by the board. The examination shall test the applicant's knowledge of basic and clinical sciences as they relate to perfusion theory and practice and other subjects as the board may deem useful to determine the applicant's fitness to act as a perfusionist. The board may utilize a national examination that meets the requirements of this section; and

(3) completion of such experience as may be required by the board.