All licensees must renew their licenses to be able to legally continue in practice. License renewal is governed by the following:
(a) The 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 1200-10-01-.10.
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:
(i) A completed and signed renewal application form.
(ii) The renewal and state regulatory fees as provided in Rule 0880-02-.02.
(c) Any renewal 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 0880-02-.02.
(d) 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 1200-10-01-.10.
(e) Anyone submitting a signed renewal form, electronically or otherwise, which is found to be fraudulent or untrue may be subject to disciplinary action.
(f) Any licensee who receives notice of failure to timely renew pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-6-210 and rule 1200-10-01-.10, 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 0880-02-.10 may have their license retired effective on their licensure expiration date.
Licenses processed pursuant to T.C.A. § 63-6-210
and rule 1200-10-01-.10 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
(c) Submit, along with the application, payment of all past due renewal fees; and the late renewal fee provided in rule 0880-02-.02; and
(d) Submit, along with the application, documentation of successful completion of the continuing medical education requirements provided in rule 0880-02-.19 for all the calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that the license was expired that precede the calendar year during which the reinstatement is requested. Unless the licensee has actively practiced medicine in another state while the Tennessee license has been expired, none of the required continuing medical education shall be taken via the Internet or other electronic means.
(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. 0880-02-.09
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.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-6-101, 63-6-210, and 63-6-233.