Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1956 NO. 202 > Feb 8 1956

1. To qualify for a license as a physician and surgeon, under reciprocity, it is not required that the reciprocity laws of the other state grant an identical or equal right to licensees of this state, but only that such state grant a similar right. 2. The equality required by RCW 18.71.090 refers to the standard of requirements of the law and not to equality of reciprocity. 3. The director may not, by administrative regulation or otherwise, add to the requirements of a statute.