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S.F. No. 3415 - Converting Allied Health Professionals Renewal Cycles
 
Author: Senator Mark Johnson
 
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
 
Date: March 26, 2018



 

SF 3415 converts the following allied health professionals who are regulated by the Board of Medical Practice to a licensure renewal cycle based on birth month:  physician assistants (Article 1); acupuncture practitioners (Article 2); respiratory care practitioners (Article 3); traditional midwives (Article 4); registered naturopathic doctors (Article 5); and genetic counselors (Article 6).

Articles 1 to 6 of the bill does the following for each profession:

Specifies that a licensee whose license has lapsed before January 1, 2019, and is seeking to regain licensed status after January 1, 2019, shall be treated as a first-time licensee for purposes of establishing a license renewal schedule and shall not be subject to the license cycle conversion provisions.

Requires a licensee to maintain a correct mailing address with the board.  Specifies that placing the license renewal application in the mail constitutes valid service and failure to receive renewal documents does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to comply with this section.

Specifies that the name of the licensee who does not return a complete renewal application with the applicable fee within the time period required shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the current renewal period.

Converts the license renewal cycle to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of a licensee’s month of birth beginning for licensees, beginning January 1, 2019, for licensees who are licensed before December 31, 2018.  Specifies the conversion of license renewal cycle for current licenses and for noncurrent licenses.  Specifies that after the conversion renewal cycle, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day of the month of the licensee’s birth.  Establishes and adjusts license fees for the conversion license period.

Article 7 makes technical corrections and ensures that all fees are added to the statutory fee sections with respect to each profession.

 

 
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