OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
[RSA 328-F:19 as amended by 2021, 3:2; see also RSA RSA 328-F:19 as amended by 2021, 91:174, below.]
The procedure and timeframe for license renewals for persons licensed by a governing board established in RSA 328-F:4 shall be as described in RSA 310-A:1-h.
I. Initial licenses and renewals shall be valid for 2 years, except that timely and complete application for license renewal by eligible applicants shall continue the validity of the licenses being renewed until the governing board has acted on the renewal application. Licenses issued pursuant to RSA 328-A, RSA 326-G, and RSA 326-J shall expire in even-numbered years and licenses issued pursuant to RSA 326-C, RSA 326-E, RSA 326-F, and RSA 326-K shall expire in odd-numbered years.
I-a. A license issued to a hearing care provider shall expire at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 of the odd-numbered year next succeeding its date of issuance. The governing board shall notify the licensee, on or before May 1 of the renewal year, but failure of any licensee to receive this notification shall not relieve him or her of the obligation to comply with the rules of the governing board and this section. Timely submission of renewal applications shall be evidenced by postmark or, for applications delivered by hand, by date stamp or other record made at the time of delivery.
II. Each governing board shall renew the licenses of applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and complete the application procedure.
III. Applicants whose licenses expire on December 31 of the renewal year shall submit completed applications for renewal on or before December 1 of the renewal year. Completed renewal applications submitted between December 2 and December 31 of the renewal year shall be accompanied by a late filing fee. Licenses shall lapse when completed renewal applications have not been filed by December 31 of the renewal year, and their holders are not authorized to practice until the licenses have been reinstated.
IV. The governing boards shall provide licensees whose licenses expire on December 31 of the renewal year, on or before November 1 of their renewal years, with materials needed to complete their renewal applications, but failure of any licensees to receive these materials shall not relieve them of the obligation to comply with the rules of the governing boards and this section. Timeliness of submission of renewal applications shall be evidenced by postmark or, for applications delivered by hand, by date stamp or other record made at the time of delivery.
V. Upon the request of a licensee who is a member of any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States or the national guard and is called to active duty, the governing board shall place the person's license on inactive status. The license may be reactivated within one year of the licensee's release from active status by payment of the renewal fee and with proof of completion of the most current continuing education requirement unless still within the renewal period.
Source. 1997, 287:1. 2003, 310:50. 2006, 220:6. 2009, 192:1. 2013, 271:6, eff. July 1, 2013. 2021, 3:2, eff. June 22, 2021; 2021, 91:174, eff. July 1, 2021.