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
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
acupuncturists, submit along with the application, documentation of successful
completion of fifteen (15) points of continuing education pursuant to Rule
(d) Submit any
documentation which may be required by the form to the Administrative Office;
(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.
Original rule filed
October 18, 2002; effective January 1, 2003. Amendment filed March 17, 2006;
effective May 31, 2006.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-1-111, 63-6-101, and