(1) Licenses issued
by the Board shall expire on October 31st of every even numbered
(2) Each person holding a
valid license to practice massage therapy who does not renew said license by
October 31st of every even numbered year shall be afforded a late renewal for a
period of thirty (30) days. Late renewals shall be processed after filing the
renewal form, payment of the renewal fee and late renewal penalty fee, and,
providing proof of the required twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education.
Individuals must not practice as a massage therapist during this
late renewal period until the board grants the renewal. Practice without a
current, active license in Georgia is prohibited.
(3) Any service member as defined in O.C.G.A.
43-1-31 whose license to practice
Massage Therapy expired while serving on active duty outside the state shall be
permitted to practice massage therapy, shall not be charged with a violation
relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months
from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a
location within the state. Any such service member shall be entitled to renew
such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of
his/her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the
state. The service member must present to the board a copy of the official
military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's
commanding officer to waive any charges.
(4) Following the late renewal time period,
all non-renewed licenses will be revoked by operation of law for non-renewal,
and will require reinstatement at the discretion of the Board.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 345-4-.01
Authority O.C.G.A. Secs.
Original Rule entitled
"License Renewal" adopted. F. July 5, 2007;
eff. July 25, 2007.
New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 2,
2009; eff. July 22, 2009.