(1) A person who
holds a current license and does not intend to practice as a "licensed
podiatrist" may apply to convert an active license to inactive ("retired")
status. An individual who holds a retired license will not be required to pay
the renewal fee.
A person who
holds an active license may apply for retired status in the following manner:
(a) Obtain, complete, and submit to the
Board's administrative office an affidavit of retirement form.
(b) Submit any documentation which may be
required to the Board's administrative office.
A licensee whose license has been retired
may re-enter active status by doing the following:
(a) Obtain complete and submit to the Board's
administrative office a reactivation/reinstatement application.
(b) Pay the licensure renewal fees and state
regulatory fees as provided in rule 1155-02-.06. If retirement reactivation is
requested prior to the expiration of one year from the date of retirement, the
Board will require payment of the late renewal fee and past due renewal
(c) Submit verification of
successful completion of continuing medical education hours, pursuant to rule
(d) Retake and pass
the Board's oral exam if the license has been retired for five (5) years or
(e) An individual who has a
podiatry license that has been retired for at least twelve (12) months shall
submit to a criminal background check and cause the results to be submitted to
the Board office before the license can be reactivated.
(4) Licensure reactivation applications shall
be treated as licensure applications, and review decisions shall be governed by
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed
November 10, 1998; effective January 14, 1999. Amendment filed March 23, 2007;
effective June 6, 2007. Amendment filed January 20, 2012; effective April 19,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-3-106, 63-3-115, and