Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0870-01-.10 - LICENSURE RENEWAL

All licensed massage therapists and massage establishments must biennially renew their licenses to be able to legally continue in practice. Licensure renewal is governed by the following:

(1) Renewal application
(a) The due date for license renewal is set by the Division's biennial alternative interval renewal system. The due date is contained on the renewal document as the expiration date.
(b) Methods of Renewal
1. Internet Renewals - Individuals may apply for renewal and pay the necessary fees via the Internet. The internet renewal method is not available to establishments.
2. Paper Renewals - For individuals who have not renewed their license online via the Internet, a renewal application form will be mailed to each individual licensed by the Board to the last address provided to the Board. Failure to receive such notification does not relieve the licensee from the responsibility of meeting all requirements for renewal.
(c) To be eligible for renewal a licensee must submit to the Division, on or before the expiration date, all of the following:
1. A completed and signed renewal application form; and
2. The renewal and state regulatory fees as provided in rule 0870-01-.07.
3. For establishment licenses, a list of the massage therapists currently working at that location
(d) Licenses which are not renewed within sixty (60) days of the expiration of the license shall be administratively revoked, without further notice or opportunity for hearing as provided in T.C.A. § 63-1-107(c). Reinstatement may be sought pursuant to paragraph (2) of this rule.
(e) Anyone submitting a signed renewal form or letter which is found to be untrue is subject to disciplinary action pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-18-108.
(2) Reinstatement of an Expired License - Reinstatement of a license that has expired may be allowed, at the discretion of the Board, upon meeting the following conditions:
(a) Submission of a statement setting forth the cause for failure to renew; and
(b) Payment of the late renewal fee and all past due renewal fees that accrued while the license was in an expired/ administratively revoked status; and
(c) Submission of proof of compliance with the continuing education requirements of rule 0870-01-.12; and
(d) For establishment licenses, a list of the massage therapists that will be working at that location.
(3) Renewal issuance decisions pursuant to this rule may be made administratively, or upon review by the Board or the Board's consultant.
(4) No application for renewal of an establishment license or reinstatement of an expired establishment license shall be considered unless the establishment has passed its most recent inspection.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0870-01-.10
Original rule filed November 13, 1996; effective January 27, 1997. Amendment filed July 31, 2000; effective October 14, 2000. Amendment filed July 25, 2002; effective October 8, 2002. Amendment filed March 24, 2006; effective June 7, 2006. Amendment filed June 16, 2006; effective August 30, 2006. Amendment filed April 9, 2012; effective July 8, 2012. The Government Operations Committee filed a stay of the rules on July 2, 2012; new effective date August 3, 2012. The Government Operations Committee filed a second stay of the rule on July 13, 2012; new effective date September 6, 2012. Amendments filed May 19, 2017; effective August 17, 2017. Rule was previously numbered 0870-01-.09 but was renumbered 0870-01-.10 with the addition of a new rule 0870-01-.02 and the deletion of rule 0870-01-.10 filed May 19, 2017; effective 8/17/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-107, 63-18-104, 63-18-106, and 63-18-111.

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