STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF SELF-GOVERNING AGENCIES
67-2614. RENEWAL OR REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSEs. All licenses or registrations issued by the boards served by the bureau of occupational licenses as a prerequisite to engaging in a trade, occupation or profession shall be subject to annual renewal and shall expire and be canceled unless renewed prior to expiration as provided by this section. The required fee for annual renewals shall be the amount set forth in the laws and rules of the governing board. As used in this section, the term "person," unless otherwise indicated, shall mean a natural person or an entity applying for licensure or registration pursuant to the laws or rules of a board served by the bureau.
(1) All natural persons required to procure a license or registration must annually renew the same on or before the birthday of the holder of the license or registration in the manner prescribed in subsection (3) of this section. However, the first renewal of the license or registration shall not be required until twelve (12) months after the holder’s next birthday following the initial licensure or registration.
(2) All persons required to procure a license or registration for an entity or a facility as a prerequisite for operating a business or place of business in which a trade, occupation or profession is practiced must annually renew the same on or before the anniversary of the original issue date of the license or registration in the manner prescribed in subsection (3) of this section.
(3) Licenses or registrations may be renewed up to six (6) weeks prior to the expiration date.
(a) Submission of an approved and completed paper or electronic renewal application prior to expiration is the responsibility of each licensee or registrant. Failure to receive a renewal application or notice shall not excuse failure to comply with renewal requirements.
(b) The renewal application shall be submitted to the bureau along with the required renewal fee and confirmation of compliance with renewal requirements of the relevant board including, but not limited to, insurance, completion of any continuing education and payment of all fines, costs, fees, including attorney’s fees, or other amounts that are due and owing to the board or in compliance with a payment arrangement with the board.
(4) Whenever a change of the licensee’s or registrant’s address of record occurs, the licensee or registrant must immediately notify the bureau in writing of the change. The bureau will use the most recent mailing address it has on file for purposes of all written communication with a licensee or registrant. It is the responsibility of each licensee and registrant to keep the bureau informed of a current mailing address and any other contact information.
(5) Fees for renewal and reinstatement cannot be waived or refunded unless otherwise provided by board law or rule.
(6) If a license or registration is not renewed on or before the expiration date, it shall be immediately canceled by the bureau following the date of expiration. Within five (5) years of the date of expiration, the bureau may reinstate a license or registration canceled for failure to renew upon receiving documentation of compliance with requirements for timely renewal as set forth in subsection (3)(b) of this section and any other reinstatement requirements of the board plus payment of a reinstatement fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) or other amount as provided by board law or rule.
(7) (a) When a license or registration has been canceled for a period of more than five (5) years, the person so affected shall be required to make application for a new license or registration to the bureau. The application shall consist of the following:
(i) All forms and information required of an applicant for a new license or registration; and
(ii) The fee currently required of an applicant for a new license or registration.
(b) In addition to the application, the person shall provide:
(i) All moneys due and owing to the board, or proof that the person is in compliance with a payment arrangement made with the board; and
(ii) Information required by the board that demonstrates the person is of good moral character.
(c) The person shall fulfill certain requirements as determined by the board that demonstrate the person’s competency to resume practice in this state. Such requirements may include, but are not limited to, education, supervised practice and examination. The board may consider the person’s practice in another jurisdiction in determining the person’s competency.
(d) Persons who fulfill the conditions and requirements of this subsection shall be issued a new license or registration.
[67-2614, added 2015, ch. 179, sec. 2, p. 580.]