32-1825 - Renewal of licenses; continuing medical education; failure to renew; penalty; reinstatement; waiver of continuing medical education
32-1825. Renewal of licenses; continuing medical education; failure to renew; penalty; reinstatement; waiver of continuing medical education
A. Except as provided in section 32-4301, each licensee shall renew the license every other year on or before January 1 on an application form approved by the board. At least sixty days before that renewal date, the executive director shall notify each licensee of this requirement. The executive director shall send this notification by mail to the licensee at the licensee's address.
B. With the application prescribed pursuant to subsection A of this section, the licensee shall furnish to the executive director a statement of having attended before the license renewal date educational programs, approved by the board, totaling at least forty clock hours during the two preceding years, and a statement that the licensee reported any conduct that may constitute unprofessional conduct in this state or elsewhere. The application must also include the prescribed renewal fee. The executive director shall then issue a renewal receipt to the licensee. The board may require a licensee to submit documentation of continuing medical education.
C. The board shall not renew the license of a licensee who does not fully document the licensee's compliance with the continuing education requirements of subsection B of this section unless that person receives a waiver of those requirements. The board may waive the continuing education requirements of subsection B of this section for a particular period if it is satisfied that the licensee's noncompliance was due to the licensee's disability, military service or absence from the United States or to other circumstances beyond the control of the licensee. If a licensee fails to attend the required number of clock hours for reasons other than those specified in this subsection, the board may grant an extension until May 1 of that year for the licensee to comply.
D. Unless the board grants an extension pursuant to subsection C of this section, a licensee who fails to renew the license within thirty days after the renewal date shall pay a penalty fee and a reimbursement fee in addition to the prescribed renewal fee. Except as provided in sections 32-3202 and 32-4301, a license expires if a person does not renew the license within four months after the renewal date. A person who practices osteopathic medicine after that time is in violation of this chapter. A person whose license expires may reapply for a license pursuant to this chapter.