(1) Any license issued by the Board which has
not been renewed by the end of the established late renewal period shall be
administratively lapsed for failure to renew. Such failure to renew shall have
the same force and effect as a revocation of said license as provided in Sec.
of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. Licenses administratively lapsed for
failure to renew may, in the Board's discretion, be reinstated; and, as a
condition thereof, the Board may impose any disciplinary or corrective method
provided by law.
(2) For purposes
of this regulation, the administrative lapsing of license for failure to renew
shall not be treated as a disciplinary action or contested case.
To return a license to active status, an
individual shall submit a complete application for reinstatement, which shall
include, but may not be limited to, the following:
(a) A detailed resume of the applicant's work
experience since the date the license was last renewed.
Proof of completion of continuing
education within the two years prior to seeking reinstatement as follows:
Veterinarians and veterinary faculty must
submit proof of having completed a minimum of thirty (30) hours of Board
approved continuing education as required in Board Rule
Veterinary technicians must submit proof
of having completed a minimum of ten (10) hours of Board approved continuing
education as required in Board Rule
(c) An applicant for reinstatement who has
been practicing outside of the State of Georgia must furnish verification of
licensure from all recognized licensing jurisdictions where the applicant is or
has been licensed to practice veterinary medicine or veterinary
reinstatement applicant may be required to retake the national examination or a
species specific examination if the applicant has not engaged in the active
practice of veterinary medicine within the past 5 years.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-7-.02
Original Rule entitled "Reinstatement of Expired Licenses" adopted.
F. June 18, 1985; eff.
July 8, 1985.
Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F.
June 15, 2009; eff.
July 5, 2009.
Amended: F. Apr. 13,
2017; eff. May 3, 2017.
Amended: F. Mar. 24,
2021; eff. Apr. 13, 2021.