Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.07 - APPLICATION REVIEW, APPROVAL AND DENIAL

(1) An application packet shall be requested from the Committee's administrative office.
(2) Review of all applications to determine whether or not the application file is complete may be delegated to the Committee's administrator.
(3) If an application is incomplete when received by the Committee's Administrative Office, or the reviewing Committee member or the Committee consultant determine additional information is required from an applicant before an initial determination can be made, the Committee's administrative office shall notify the applicant of the information required.
(a) The applicant shall cause the requested information to be received by the Committee's administrative office on or before the ninetieth (90th) day after the initial letter notifying the applicant of the required information is sent.
(b) If requested information is not timely received, the application file may be considered abandoned and may be closed by the Committee's administrator. If that occurs, the applicant shall be notified that the Committee will not consider issuance of a license until a new application is received pursuant to the rules governing that process, including another payment of all fees applicable to the applicant's circumstances and submission of such new supporting documents as is required by the Committee or the Committee consultant.
(4) If a reviewing Committee member or the Committee consultant initially determines that a completed application should be denied, limited, conditioned or restricted, a temporary authorization shall not be issued. The applicant shall be informed of the initial decision and that a final determination on the application will be made by the Committee and the Board at their next meetings. If the Committee and the Board ratify the initial denial, limitation, condition or restriction, the action shall become final and the following shall occur:
(a) A notification of the denial, limitation, condition or restriction shall be sent by the Committee's Administrative Office by certified mail, return receipt requested. Specific reasons for denial, limitation, condition or restriction will be stated, such as incomplete information, unofficial records, examination failure, or matters judged insufficient for licensure, and such notification shall contain all the specific statutory or rule authorities for the denial, limitation, condition or restriction.
(b) The notification, when appropriate, shall also contain a statement of the applicant's right to request a contested case hearing under the Tennessee Administrative

Procedures Act (T.C.A. §§ 4-5-301 et seq.) to contest the denial, limitation, condition or restriction and the procedure necessary to accomplish that action.

1. An applicant has a right to a contested case hearing only if the adverse decision on an application was based upon subjective or discretionary criteria and only if the request is in writing and received on or before the thirtieth (30th) day after receipt of the notice by the applicant.
2. An applicant may be granted a contested case hearing if the licensure denial, limitation, condition or restriction is based on an objective, clearly defined criteria only if after review and attempted resolution by the Committee's Administrative Staff, the application can not be approved and the reasons for continued denial, limitation, condition or restriction present genuine issues of fact and/or law which are appropriate for appeal. Requests for a hearing must be made in writing to the Committee within 30 days of the receipt of the notice of denial, limitation, condition or restriction from the Committee.
(5) The initial determination procedures of this rule will not apply if the Committee reviews and makes final determination on any application during its meetings.
(6) If the Committee finds it has erred in the issuance of a license, the Committee will give written notice by certified mail of its intent to revoke the license. The notice will allow the applicant the opportunity to meet the requirements for licensure within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the notification. If the applicant does not concur with the stated reason and the intent to revoke the license, the applicant shall have the right to proceed according to Rule 0880-03-.07(4)(b).
(7) Submission of any document or set of documents required by this rule or submission of verification of the authenticity, validity and accuracy of the content of any document or set of documents required by this rule directly from the FCVS to the Committee's Administrative Office shall be deemed to be submission of originals of those documents or sets of documents by the issuing institution^).


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-03-.07
Original rule filed September 16, 1991; effective October 31, 1991. Repeal and new rule filed August 5, 1993; effective October 18, 1993. Repeal and new rule filed July 7, 1995; effective September 20, 1995. Amendment filed November 13, 1996; effective January 27, 1997. Amendment filed October 14, 1998; effective December 28, 1998. Repeal and new rule filed March 31, 1999; effective July 29, 1999. Amendment filed August 6, 2002; effective October 20, 2002. Amendment filed August 28, 2002; effective November 11, 2002. Amendment filed August 5, 2010; effective November 3, 2010.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-102(3), 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 4-5-301 et seq., 63-6-101, 63-19-104, 63-19-105, and 63-19-111.

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