STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF SELF-GOVERNING AGENCIES
67-2614. renewal or reinstatement of licenses. (1) All licenses or registrations issued by the boards served by the division of occupational and professional 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 fees for annual renewals and reinstatements shall be the amounts set forth in the 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 division.
(2) 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 (4) 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.
(3) 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 (4) of this section.
(4) 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 division 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.
(5) Applicants, licensees, permittees, and registrants are responsible for keeping their information up to date as follows:
(a) Whenever a change of the applicant’s, licensee’s, or registrant’s address of record occurs, the licensee or registrant must immediately notify the division in writing of the change. The division will use the most recent mailing or electronic mail address it has on file for purposes of written communication with a licensee or registrant. It is the responsibility of each applicant, licensee, and registrant to keep the division informed of a current mailing and electronic mail address and any other contact information; and
(b) All substantive changes in professional status must be reported to the division in writing within ninety (90) days. Substantive changes may include but are not limited to:
(i) Any criminal convictions of felonies or misdemeanors other than traffic violations;
(ii) Administrative adjudicative proceedings against the applicant, licensee, or registrant in other states or jurisdictions;
(iii) Adjudicated ethics violations or other sanctions levied against the applicant, licensee, or registrant by a professional association or specialty association; and
(iv) Any civil proceedings adjudicated against the applicant, licensee, or registrant related to his license, registration, or certificate.
(6) Fees for renewal and reinstatement cannot be waived or refunded unless otherwise provided by board law or rule.
(7) If a license or registration is not renewed on or before the expiration date, it shall be immediately canceled by the division following the date of expiration. Within five (5) years of the date of expiration, the division 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 (4)(b) of this section and any other reinstatement requirements of the board plus payment of a reinstatement fee as provided by board rule.
(8)(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 division. The application shall consist of the following:
(i) All forms and information required of an application 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 all moneys due and owing to the board or proof that the person is in compliance with a payment arrangement made with the board.
(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 2020, ch. 96, sec. 21, p. 254.]