Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1971 NO. 20 > Jul 6 1971

The department of motor vehicles may, upon receipt of a report of a British Columbia traffic violation from the proper authorities, place such report on a Washington resident's traffic record.

AGO 1958 NO. 147 > Jan 14 1958

Whether or not the holder of a license to practice medicine from another state is to be licensed without examination in this state as a matter of reciprocal legislation lies within the discretion of the director of the department of licenses.

AGO 1955 NO. 178 > Dec 21 1955

1. The duties of the examining committee provided for in section 3, chapter 192, Laws of 1955, are to prepare questions, conduct examinations, and grade papers of the applicants for basic science certificate.  2. The director of licenses is the only official authorized to determine when, under applicable provisions of the law, examinations in the basic sciences may be waived.  3. In determining whether the state of Washington should establish reciprocity with any state in waiving basic science examinations the determination must be based upon the equality of the laws and regulations and not upon the manner in which such laws and regulations are administered in the several states.

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.  

AGO 1954 NO. 228 > Mar 23 1954

The motor vehicle excise tax applies to vehicles used in this state under reciprocal license agreements.

AGO 1956 NO. 241 > Apr 5 1956

1. A basic science reciprocity certificate of proficiency may not be denied for the single reason that the applicant has previously failed a basic science examination in the state of Washington.   2. Neither the charge or conviction in another state of a misdemeanor, constitutes a valid ground for refusing a reciprocity certificate in the basic sciences if the applicant is otherwise qualified.   3. The director of licenses of the state of Washington is not bound to grant to all applicants from the state of Iowa who have qualified for a basic science certificate in that state, a certificate in this state except where the certificate in the state of Iowa was acquired by passing an examination conducted by the basic science board of examiners.