20 CSR 2230-2.036 - Waiver of Requirement for Continuing Education for National Guard and Reservists

PURPOSE: To provide the process for a licensee called to active duty in the military to request waiver of continuing education requirements.

(1) Pursuant to the provisions of section 41.946, RSMo, 2016 no continuing education requirements as set forth in the "podiatry practice act" shall be required if licensee is a member of the National Guard or any reserve component of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and who is called to active duty, as follows:
(A) Any continuing education requirement required during the time of active duty service shall be waived and licensee shall not be required to make up any of that required training;
(B) If continuing education is required over a period of time and the licensee is on active duty for any portion of that compliance period, then the continuing education requirement for that compliance period will be waived; and
(C) The licensee notifies the board, as set forth in this rule, of his or her active duty service.
(2) Any licensee seeking waiver of the continuing education requirement under this provision shall file with the board a Notice of Active Military Duty on a form provided by the board or by other written communication accepted by the board with a request for waiver of continuing education. This Notice of Active Military Duty shall be signed and dated by the licensee, and include the name and number of licensee's license and the dates of the compliance period for which the licensee requests a continuing education waiver and shall include a copy of licensee's orders to active duty or other evidence sufficient to document licensee's call to active duty and the time period of the active duty service, and any other information the board may request relevant to compliance with the provisions of Missouri law.
(3) Upon the board's acceptance of the Notice of Active Military Duty, the board shall deem all continuing education requirements fulfilled as set forth above.


20 CSR 2230-2.036
Adopted by Missouri Register March 2, 2020/Volume 45, Number 5, effective 4/30/2020

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