(1) All orthopedic physician assistants 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 1200-10-1-.10.
(b) Methods of Renewal - Licensees may accomplish renewal by one of the following methods:
1. Internet Renewals - Individuals may apply for renewal via the Internet. The application to renew can be accessed at:


2. 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 Committee. 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 0880-10-.06.
(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 0880-10-.06.
(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 1200-10-1-.10.
(e) Anyone submitting a signed renewal form or letter which is found to be untrue may be subject to disciplinary action as provided in Rule 0880-10-. 15.
(f) Any license holder who receives notice of licensure expiration may, within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice pursuant to Rule 0880-10-.11, execute and file in the Board's administrative office an affidavit of retirement which will effectively retire the license as of the thirtieth (30th) day after the renewal due date.
(2) Reinstatement of Expired Licenses - Reinstatement of a license that has expired pursuant to rule 1200-10-1-.10 may be accomplished upon meeting the following conditions:
(a) Submission of a completed reinstatement application; and
(b) Payment of all past due renewal fees, including late renewal fee; and
(c) Proof of the required continuing education.
(3) Renewal and reinstatement decisions pursuant to this rule may be made administratively and are subject to Committee and Board review.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-10-.09
Original Rule filed July 10, 1997; effective September 23, 1997. Amendment filed June 10, 1998; effective October 28, 1998. Amendment filed June 25, 1998; effective October 30, 1998. Amendment filed August 28, 2002; effective November 11, 2002.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-107, 63-19-104, 63-19-201, 63-19-206, and 63-19-209.

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