Chapter 276-14 RENEWAL AND REINSTATEMENT PROCESS
Hearing Aid Dealers and Dispenser licenses shall expire on December 31st of every odd numbered year. Licensed Dispensers are required to obtain twenty (20) continuing education hours in accordance with Board Rule 276-10.
Each license will expire and must be renewed by December 31st of every odd numbered year. Licensees are not to practice with an expired license. A license not renewed by December 31st of every odd numbered year will be considered for late renewal until March 31 of even year by the payment of the current renewal fee, plus an additional 50% of the renewal fee. Late renewal applications must be accompanied by proof that all CE requirements (Dispensers) have been met for the current biennium renewal period. Licensees are not to practice after December 31st of every odd numbered year until the license is renewed or reinstated.
Following the late renewal penalty period, all non-renewed licenses will be revoked by operation of law for non-renewal, and an application for reinstatement must be submitted to seek re-licensure.
|(a)||Reinstatement shall be within the sole discretion of the Board.|
person applying for reinstatement shall submit the following:
|(c)||Individuals currently/actively licensed and practicing full time in the field of dispensing hearing aids in another state or jurisdiction filing for the reinstatement of a Georgia hearing aid dispensers license shall submit verification of twenty (20) hours of Board approved continuing education obtained within two years prior to the date of the reinstatement application (Refer to Board Rule 276-10 for continuing education information).|
The Board shall have the authority to revoke a license of a licensee pursuant to O.C.G.A. 43-1-19 and O.C.G.A. 43-20-16. The voluntary surrender of a license or the failure to renew a license in accordance with Board rules shall have the same effect as a revocation of said license.