STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF SELF-GOVERNING AGENCIES
67-2614. renewal or reinstatement of licenses. (1) Licenses or registrations issued by the division of occupational and professional licenses as a prerequisite to engaging in a trade, occupation, or profession may be subject to annual renewal and may expire and be canceled unless renewed prior to expiration as provided by this section, unless otherwise specified in law or rule. The required fees for renewals and reinstatements shall be the amounts set forth in the laws or rules of the relevant agency within the division. 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 an agency within 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, unless otherwise specified in law or rule. 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, unless otherwise specified in law or rule.
(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, unless otherwise specified in law or rule.
(4) Licenses or registrations may be renewed up to six (6) weeks prior to the expiration date, unless otherwise specified in law or rule.
(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 agency within the division, 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 or in compliance with a payment arrangement.
(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 name or 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) Unless otherwise specified by law or rule, 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, prorated, transferred, or refunded unless otherwise specified in law or rule.
(7) If a license, registration, certificate, or authority is not renewed on or before the expiration date, it shall be immediately canceled by the division following the date of expiration, unless otherwise specified in law or rule. 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 division plus payment of a reinstatement fee of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) or other amount as specified in law or rule.
(8) (a) When a license, registration, certificate, or authority 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, registration, certificate, or authority to the division. The application shall consist of the following:
(i) All forms and information required of an application for a new license, registration, certificate, or authority; and
(ii) The fee currently required of an applicant for a new license, registration, certificate, or authority.
(b) In addition to the application, the person shall provide all moneys due and owing to the division or proof that the person is in compliance with a payment arrangement.
(c) The person shall fulfill certain requirements as determined by the division 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 division 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, registration, certificate, or authority.
[67-2614, added 2020, ch. 96, sec. 21, p. 254; am. 2021, ch. 224, sec. 21, p. 666.]