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  344.040.  License renewal, application for, fee — late renewal, effect — additional disciplinary action authorized, when. — 1.  Every license issued under this chapter shall expire on June thirtieth of the year following the year of issuance and every other year thereafter, provided that licenses issued or renewed during the year 2006 may be issued or renewed by the board for a period of either one or two years, as provided by rule.  Licensees seeking renewal shall, during the month of May of the year of renewal, file an application for renewal on forms furnished by the board, which shall include evidence satisfactory to the board of completion of the approved continuing education hours required by the board, and shall be accompanied by a renewal fee as provided by rule payable to the department of health and senior services.

  2.  Upon receipt of an incomplete application for renewal, the board shall grant the applicant a temporary permit which shall be in effect for thirty days.  The applicant is required to submit the required documentation or fee within the thirty-day period, or the board may refuse to renew his or her application.  The thirty-day period can be extended for good cause shown for an additional thirty days.  Upon receipt of the approved continuing education credits or other required documentation or fee within the appropriate time period, the board shall issue a license.

  3.  The board shall renew the license of an applicant who has met all of the requirements for renewal.

  4.  As a requirement for renewal of license, the board may require not more than forty-eight clock hours of continuing education a year.  The continuing education provided for under this section shall be approved by the board.  There shall be a separate, nonrefundable fee for each single offering provider.  The board shall set the amount of fee for any single offering provided by rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to section 536.021.  The fee shall be set at a level to produce revenue which shall not substantially exceed the cost and expense in administering and reviewing any single offering.

  5.  By April first of each year, the board shall notify every person whose license shall be renewed during the current year.  The applicant must submit such information as will enable the board to determine if the applicant's license should be renewed.  Information provided in the application shall be attested by signature to be true and correct to the best of the applicant's knowledge and belief.

  6.  Any licensee who fails to apply to renew his or her license by June thirtieth of the licensee's year of renewal may be relicensed by the board if he meets the requirements set forth by the board pursuant to sections 344.010 to 344.108 and pays the renewal fee required by rule, plus a penalty of twenty-five dollars.  No action shall be taken by the board in addition to a penalty of twenty-five dollars imposed by this section against any such licensee whose license has not expired for a period of more than two months, and who has had no action in the preceding five years taken against them by the board, and who has met all other licensure requirements by June thirtieth of the year of renewal; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prevent the board from taking any other disciplinary action against a licensee if there shall exist a cause for discipline pursuant to section 344.050.  A person whose license has expired for a period of more than twelve months must meet the requirements set out in section 344.030 for initial licensure.


(L. 1969 3d Ex. Sess. H.B. 33 § 4, A.L. 1979 S.B. 145, A.L. 1987 S.B. 277, A.L. 1989 S.B. 387, A.L. 2000 H.B. 1591, A.L. 2005 S.B. 177, A.L. 2007 H.B. 780, A.L. 2013 S.B. 80)

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