The Division, with the Commissioner of Health's approval,
establishes a system of license renewal at alternative intervals which will
allow for the distribution of the license workload as uniformly as is
practicable throughout the calendar year. Notwithstanding any law to the
contrary, licenses issued under the alternative method are valid for
twenty-four (24) months, and expire on the last day of the last month of the
license period. All authorizations to practice must be renewed pursuant to the
Division's alternative renewal system.
Definitions - the following terms as used
in this rule shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
(a) Expiration Date - The date on which an
existing license, certification or registration to practice any of the health
related professions is scheduled to expire and on which renewal is
(b) License - Any license,
certificate or registration to practice any profession regulated by Boards,
Councils or Committees assigned to the Division of Health Related
(c) Licensee - Any person
holding a license as defined in this rule.
(d) Prorated Fees - The fees to be assessed
to cover the renewal of licenses during any transitional period required to
bring a licensee into a twenty-four (24) month renewal cycle.
(2) No renewal application will be
accepted after the last day of the month following the licensee's expiration
date under the alternative method authorized in this rule.
Notwithstanding any Board, Council, or
Committee rule to the contrary, the Division establishes an electronic renewal
procedure whereby licensees may apply via the Internet to request renewal of
their authorization to practice their profession. The application to renew an
authorization to practice a profession can be accessed at:
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed
February 11, 1992; effective March 27, 1992. Amendment filed August 18, 1994;
effective November 1, 1994. Amendment filed November 22, 1999; effective March
29, 2000. Amendment filed August 31, 2000; effective December 29, 2000.
Amendment filed August 23, 2001; effective December 28,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-1-107, 63-1-108,
63-1-119, and 63-1-132.