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Chapter 500-4 RENEWAL OF LICENSES

Rule 500-4-.01 Renewal of License

(1) Renewal: All podiatrists licensed in the State of Georgia shall submit to the Board of Podiatry Examiners ("Board") a license renewal application prior to the date of license expiration every two (2) years.
(a) Each renewal application shall include a nonrefundable license renewal fee payable before the first day of September of the odd number year;
(b) Each renewal payment must be accompanied by a statement about having completed a minimum of fifty (50) approved continuing education hours as defined within the Board's continuing education rules; and
(c) Each renewal application may be subject to an audit of continuing education hours.
(2) Late Renewal:
(a) If the applicant files for renewal of license after the date the license is expired and during the late renewal period, which begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November of the odd year, the late renewal application must be accompanied by:
1. A late renewal application fee of $300.00;
2. A signed letter of explanation to include any supporting documentation which supports the reason the application was not submitted timely; and
3. Proof of completion of the continuing education requirements as outlined within the Board's rules.
(b) The renewal of a license during the late renewal period may be subject to a consent order for licensure renewal that contains terms and conditions for renewal as determined by the Board.
(3) Reinstatement: The license of any podiatrist who fails to meet all of the requirements for license renewal before the end of the late renewal period shall be lapsed, the effect of which shall be the same as revocation of licensure. The lapsed license may be reinstated at the discretion of the Board after the applicant completes all reinstatement requirements as provided in the statute and the Board's rules.

Rule 500-4-.02 Inactive License

(1) The Joint Secretary has designated a category of inactive license which the Board has determined will be available for those persons meeting the prescribed criteria which shall remain in full force for life, unless reactivated under Board Rule 500-4-02(B), and which shall incur no fees. To be eligible to be placed in inactive status, a licensee must:
(a) Demonstrate an inability to practice podiatry due to age, physical impairment, or infirmity which time is not expected to resolve;
(b) Have a current active license in good standing to practice podiatry in the state of Georgia.
(c) Must not be under administrative disciplinary action or court action or probation;
(d) Licensees desiring to be place on inactive status must apply in writing to the Board and submit evidence of inability to practice.
(2) Once placed in inactive status, the license holder thereafter shall not engage in the practice of podiatry in any manner in the State of Georgia. The only avenue of reactivation shall be at the discretion of the Board under conditions acceptable to the Board. Licensees seeking reactivation shall be required to pay past license renewal fees based on the current renewal rate for each inactive renewal cycle and submit proof of continuing education for each biennium on inactive status.

Rule 500-4-.03 Repealed