Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-7-.02 - Reinstatement of Expired Licenses

(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. 43-1-19(1) 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.
(3) 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.
(b) Proof of completion of continuing education within the two years prior to seeking reinstatement as follows:
1) 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 700-7-.03; and,
2) Veterinary technicians must submit proof of having completed a minimum of ten (10) hours of Board approved continuing education as required in Board Rule 700-7-.04.
(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 technology.
(4) A 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
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-19(a)(1), (2), (g), 43-1-25, 43-50-21, 43-50-110, 43-50-40, 43-50-41(a)(1), 43-50-41(a)(2).
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 Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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.

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