(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.
(2) 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.
(3) 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 fees.
(c) Submit verification of successful completion of continuing medical education hours, pursuant to rule 1155-02-.12.
(d) Retake and pass the Board's oral exam if the license has been retired for five (5) years or more.
(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 rule 1155-02-.07.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1155-02-.11
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, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-106, 63-3-115, and 63-3-116.

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