All certificate holders must renew their
certificates to be able to legally continue in practice. Renewal is governed by
(a) The due date for renewal is
its expiration date which is the last day of the month in which a certificate
holder's birthday falls pursuant to the Division of Health Related Boards
"biennial birthdate renewal system" contained in rule 1200-10-1-.10.
Methods of Renewal - Renewal may be
accomplished 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 - Certificate
holders 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 certificate.
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 certificate holder must submit to the Division of Health Related
Boards on or before the certificate's expiration date the following:
(i) A completed and signed renewal
(ii) The renewal
and state regulatory fees as provided in Rule 0880-5-.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 0880-5-.02.
Any individual who fails to comply with the renewal rules and/or notifications
sent to them concerning failure to timely renew shall have their certificates
processed pursuant to rule1200-10-1-.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.
Any certificate holder who receives notice of failure to timely renew pursuant
to rule 1200-10-1-.10, and who, on or before the last day of the month
following the month in which the certificate expires, executes and files in the
Board's administrative office an affidavit of retirement pursuant to paragraph
(2) of this rule may have their certificate retired effective on their
certificate's expiration date.
Certificate holders who wish to retain
their certification but not actively practice will not be required to comply
with the certification renewal process by doing the following:
1. Obtain from, complete and submit to the
Board Administrative Office an affidavit of retirement form.
2. Submit any documentation which may be
required by the form to the Board Administrative Office.
(b) Upon successful application for
retirement of certification with completion and receipt of all proper
documentation to the Board's satisfaction, the Board shall register the
certificate as retired. Any person who has a retired certificate may not
practice in Tennessee.
Reactivation - Any certificate holder
whose certificate has been retired or processed pursuant to rule 1200-10-1-.10
for failure to timely renew may re-enter active practice by doing the
(a) Submit a written request for a
Reactivation Application to the Board Administrative Office; and
Fully complete and submit the Board's
Reactivation Application along with payment of:
1. For those reactivating a retired
certificate the certification renewal fee.
2. For those who are reactivating a
certificate processed pursuant to rule 1200-10-1-.10 for failure to timely
renew all past due renewal fees and the late renewal fee.
(c) To reactivate an expired certification
submit, along with the Board's Reactivation Application, documentation of
successful completion of the continuing education requirements provided in rule
0880-5-.09 for all the calendar years (January 1 -December 31) that the
certification was expired that precede the calendar year during which the
reactivation is requested; or
To reactivate a retired certification submit, along with the Board's
Reactivation Application, documentation of successful completion of twenty (20)
hours of continuing education, as provided in rule 0880-5-.09, during the two
(2) calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that precede the calendar year
during which the reactivation is requested.
(e) If requested, after review by the Board,
a designated Board member, or the Board's consultant appear before either the
Board, or a duly constituted panel of the Board, or another Board member, or
the Board Designee for an interview regarding continued competence in the event
of certification retirement, administrative revocation or other practice
inactivity in excess of two (2) years and meet such other requirements the
Board feels necessary to establish current levels of competency.
(4) Renewal issuance and
reactivation decisions pursuant to this rule may be made administratively
subject to review by the Board, any Board member or the Board
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed March
4, 1985; effective April 3, 1985. Repeal and new rule filed December 7, 1993;
effective February 20, 1994. Amendment filed May 7, 1997; effective July 21,
1997. Amendment filed August 31, 2000; effective November 14, 2000. Amendment
filed September 5, 2002; effective November 19, 2002. Amendment filed November
23, 2005; effective February 6, 2006.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-6-101, and