must renew their licenses to be able to legally continue in practice. License
renewal is governed by the following:
due date for license renewal is its expiration date which is the last day of
the month in which a license holder's birthday falls pursuant to the Division
of Health Related Boards "biennial birthdate renewal system" contained in Rule
Methods of Renewal - Licensees may
accomplish renewal by one of the following methods:
Internet Renewals - Individuals may apply
for renewal and pay the necessary fees via the Internet. The application to
renew can be accessed at:
Paper Renewals - Licensees who
have not renewed their authorization online via the Internet will have a
renewal application form mailed to them at the last address provided by them to
the Board prior to the expiration date of their current license. Failure to
receive such notification does not relieve the individual of the responsibility
of timely meeting all requirements for renewal. To be eligible for renewal a
licensee must submit to the Division of Health Related Boards on or before the
license's expiration date the following:
completed and signed renewal application form.
The renewal and state regulatory fees as
provided in Rule
application received after the expiration date but before the last day of the
month following the expiration date must be accompanied by the Late Renewal Fee
provided in Rule
Any individual who fails to comply with
the license renewal rules and/or notifications sent to them concerning failure
to timely renew shall have their license processed pursuant to Rule
(e) Anyone submitting a signed renewal form,
electronically or otherwise, which is found to be fraudulent or untrue may be
subject to disciplinary action.
Any licensee who receives notice of failure to timely renew pursuant to T.C.A.
§ 63-6210 and Rule
and who, on or before the last day of the month following the month in which
the license expires, executes and files in the Board's administrative office an
affidavit of retirement pursuant to Rule
may have their license retired effective on their licensure expiration
processed pursuant to T.C.A. §
for failure to renew may be reinstated upon meeting the following conditions:
(a) Obtain, complete and submit a
renewal/reinstatement/reactivation application; and
(b) At the discretion of the Board, either
appear before it or submit a notarized statement setting forth the good cause
for failure to renew; and
Submit, along with the application, payment of the past due renewal fee; and
the late renewal fee provided in Rule
Submit, along with the application,
documentation of successful completion of twenty (20) hours of continuing
medical education in compliance with Rule
for each period of twelve (12) months or less preceding the reinstatement
request, up to eighty (80) hours. An applicant for reinstatement who has been
out of clinical practice for more than two years may be required to complete
re-entry requirements to be determined by the board based on the applicant's
period of clinical inactivity, record of CME, and other relevant
(e) If derogatory
information or communication is received during the renewal process, if
requested by the Board or its duly authorized representative, appear before the
Board, a duly constituted panel of the Board, a Board member, a screening panel
when the individual is under investigation or the Board Designee for an
interview and/or be prepared to meet or accept other conditions or restrictions
as the Board may deem necessary to protect the public.
(f) Any licensee who fails to renew licensure
prior to the expiration of the second (2nd) year after which renewal is due may
be required to meet or accept other conditions or restrictions as the Board may
deem necessary to protect the public.
(3) Renewal issuance and reinstatement
decisions pursuant to this Rule may be made administratively subject to review
by the Board, any Board member or the Board Designee.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed January 29, 1990; effective March 15, 1990.
Repeal and new rule filed February 26, 1991; effective April 12, 1991.
Amendment filed February 23, 1995; effective May 9, 1995. Amendment filed May
2, 1995; effective July 16, 1995. Amendment filed September 22, 1997; effective
December 6, 1997. Amendment filed September 5, 2002; effective November 19,
2002. Amendment filed March 22, 2006; effective June 5, 2006. Amendments filed
March 8, 2022; effective 6/6/2022.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
63-6-101, 63-6-210, and