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     36-7-20.4.   Certificate of compliance with continuing education requirements--Exemptions. Each licensed optometrist residing in or in active practice within the State of South Dakota shall, on or before September first in the third year after his initial licensure, and every third year thereafter, certify on forms provided by the Board of Examiners in Optometry that he has complied with §§ 36-7-20.1 and 36-7-20.2. This provision shall not apply to any licensee serving in the armed forces during any part of the thirty-six months preceding the certification nor to any licensee submitting proof that he was suffering from a serious or disabling illness or physical disability which prevented his attendance at any qualified educational program within the State of South Dakota during the thirty-six months immediately preceding the certification.

Source: SL 1979, ch 252, § 3.

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