Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 490 - RULES OF GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.
Chapter 490-4 - RENEWAL: CONTINUING COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS-DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS
Rule 490-4-.01 - Renewal and Reinstatement of License and Penalties

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 490-4-.01

RULE 490-4-.01. Renewal and Reinstatement of License and Penalties

(1) Every licensed physical therapist and physical therapist assistant shall biennially apply to the Board for renewal of his/her license, submit proof of continuing competency requirements and pay a renewal fee by December 31st of odd years. Refer to fee schedule and Rule 490-4-.02.

(2) A license that is not renewed on or before December 31st shall be assessed a late fee. Refer to fee schedule for penalty fee.

(3) A license that is not renewed on or before February 28th of the year following the renewal year shall lapse and be of no force and effect and shall by operation of the law be revoked.

(4) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that has been previously licensed in this State who has allowed his/her license to become revoked due to failure to renew, shall be required to submit an application for reinstatement, pay appropriate fee (refer to fee schedule), and shall also be required to meet requirements as provided below:

(a) An applicant who is able to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within 2 years shall be required to submit proof of continuing competence requirements as established by the Board;

(b) An applicant who is unable to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within 2 years but is able to document such practice within 5 years shall be required to submit proof of continuing competence (Refer to 490-4-.02), and shall be required to work under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed in this state for 480 hours of continuous supervised practice to be completed within 3 months with specific stipulations as deemed necessary by the Board, and shall be required to take and pass the examination on the laws governing the practice of physical therapy in Georgia and the rules of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy; or

(c) An applicant who is unable to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within 5 years shall be required to work under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed in this state for 1,000 hours of continuous supervised practice to be completed in no less than 6 months or no more than 1 year if approved by the Board with specific stipulations as deemed necessary by the Board and shall be required to take and pass the following examinations: the licensing examination, and the examination on the laws governing the practice of physical therapy in Georgia and the rules of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy.

(5) Applicants subject to Rule 490-4-.01(4)(a) may at the discretion of the Board be exempted from continuing competence requirements if such person holds a current license in good standing in another state or if such person is currently employed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant by the United States Government if such person provides physical therapy services under the direction or control of the employing organization.

O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-4, 43-1-7, 43-1-10, 43-1-19, 43-1-2443-1-25, 43-1-31, 43-33-10, 43-33-14, 43-33-16, 43-33-17, 43-33-18.

(Original Rule entitled "Renewal of Registration and Penalties" adopted. F. and eff. June 30, 1965. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 20, 1973; eff. May 10, 1973. Amended: F. Oct. 17, 1975; eff. Nov. 6, 1975. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 27, 1984; eff. Dec. 17, 1984. Amended: F. July 19, 1985; eff. Aug. 8, 1985. Amended: F. Nov. 25, 1985; eff. Dec. 15, 1985. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Renewal of License and Penalties" adopted. F. Aug. 25, 1986; eff. Sept. 14, 1986. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 28, 1987; eff. Feb. 17, 1987. Amended: F. Mar. 14, 1988; eff. Apr. 3, 1988. Amended: F. July 20, 1988; eff. Aug. 9, 1988. Amended: F. Mar. 22, 1989; eff. Apr. 11, 1989. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 24, 1989; eff. Sept. 13, 1989. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Jan. 13, 1992; eff. Feb. 2, 1992. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. July 22, 1999; eff. Aug. 11, 1999. Amended: F. Nov. 7, 2003; eff. Nov. 27, 2003. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Renewal and Reinstatement of License and Penalties" adopted. F. Aug. 17, 2005; eff. Sept. 6, 2005. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Renewal of License and Penalties" adopted. F. Oct. 31, 2007; eff. Nov. 20, 2007. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Renewal and Reinstatement of License and Penalties" adopted. F. Sept. 29, 2008; eff. Oct. 19, 2008. Amended: F. Jan. 28, 2011; eff. Feb. 17, 2011. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. May 25, 2012; eff. Jun. 14, 2012.)
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