(1) Certificate holders who wish to retain their certificates but not actively practice may avoid compliance with the renewal process by obtaining, completing, and submitting, to the Administrative Office, an affidavit of retirement form along with any documentation required by the form.
(2) Upon successful application for retirement with completion and receipt of all proper documentation to the Committee's and Board's satisfaction, the certificate shall be registered as retired. Any person who has a retired certificate may not practice in Tennessee.
(3) Reactivation - Any retired certificate may be reactivated by doing the following:
(a) Submit a written request for a Reactivation Application to the Administrative Office; and
(b) Complete and submit the Reactivation Application along with the renewal fee as provided in Rule 0880-12-.06 to the Administrative Office. If reactivation was requested prior to the expiration of one (1) year from the date of retirement, the Board may require payment of the certificate restoration fee and past due renewal fees as provided in Rule 0880-12-.06; and
(c) For acupuncturists, submit along with the application, documentation of successful completion of fifteen (15) points of continuing education pursuant to Rule 0880-12-.12; and
(d) Submit any documentation which may be required by the form to the Administrative Office; and
(e) If requested, after review by the Committee and/or Board or a designated Committee and/or Board member, appear before either the Committee and/or Board, or a duly constituted panel of the Board, or another Committee or Board member, or the Committee and/or Board Designee for an interview regarding continued competence.
(f) In the event of retirement in excess of two (2) years or the receipt of derogatory information or communication during the reactivation process, the applicant should be prepared to meet or accept other conditions or restrictions as the Committee and/or Board may deem necessary to protect the public.
(g) If retirement was in excess of five (5) years, the applicant may be required to successfully complete whatever educational and/or testing requirements the Committee and/or Board feels necessary to establish current levels of competency.
(4) Certificate reactivation applications, review, and decisions shall be governed by Rule 0880-12-.07.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-12-.11
Original rule filed October 18, 2002; effective January 1, 2003. Amendment filed March 17, 2006; effective May 31, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-1-111, 63-6-101, and 63-6-1004.

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