Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-6 - ACUPUNCTURE
Rule 360-6-.11 - License Renewal

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-6-.11

RULE 360-6-.11. License Renewal

(1) All licenses issued pursuant to the Act shall be renewed on a biennial basis. The license will expire on the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls.

(2) Failure to renew a license by the expiration date shall result in a penalty for late renewal as required by the Board.

(3) Licenses not renewed within three (3) months of expiration shall be administratively revoked for failure to renew and shall be posted to the public and posted on the Board's website.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3) of this Rule, any service member as defined in O.C.G.A. ยง15-12-1 whose license expired while serving on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice in accordance with the expired license and shall not be charged with a violation relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within this state. The service member must present to the Board a copy of the official military orders or written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.

(5) To be eligible for renewal, a licensee must furnish satisfactory evidence of having met 40 hours of Board approved continuing education requirements, including a minimum of one hour concerning infectious disease.

(6) Licensees must certify on the renewal form that they have read, understand and are familiar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for preventing the transmission of the Human Immuno-deficiency virus, Ebola, Hepatitis B and C and other infectious diseases.

(7) Licensees are subject to audit to determine compliance with the continuing education requirements as stipulated in rules promulgated by the Board.

(8) Failure to maintain continuing education requirements is a basis for non-renewal and revocation of license issued pursuant to the Act.

(9) All renewal applicants must provide an affidavit and a secure and verifiable document in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-36-1(f). If the applicant has previously provided a secure and verifiable document and affidavit of United States citizenship, no additional documentation of citizenship is required for renewal. If the applicant for renewal is not a United States citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-U.S. citizens. If the applicant for renewal is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency.

O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-4, 43-1-31, 43-23-24.1, 43-34-24.1, 43-34-61, 43-34-63, 43-34-67.

(Original Rule entitled "Disposal of Biohazard Material and Clean Needle Inventory Records and Used Needle Inventory Records" adopted as ER. 360-6-0.10-.11. F. Aug. 10, 2000; eff. Aug. 21, 2000, as specified by the Agency, to be in effect for 120 days or until the effective date of a permanent Rule covering the same subject matter is adopted, as specified by the Agency. Amended: Permanent Rule entitled "License Renewal" adopted. F. Nov. 20, 2000; eff. Dec. 10, 2000. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 16, 2001; eff. Feb. 5, 2001. Amended: F. July 8, 2004; eff. July 28, 2004. Amended: F. Oct. 16, 2006; eff. Nov. 5, 2006. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F: May 11, 2012; eff. May 31, 2012. Amended: F. Jan. 13, 2014; eff. Feb. 2, 2014. Amended: F. Jan. 23, 2015; eff. Feb. 12, 2015.)
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