21 NCAC 38 .0302             LICENSE RENEWAL

(a)  Any licensee desiring the renewal of a license shall apply for renewal and shall submit the renewal application, documentation of continuing competence activities, and the fee.  Occupational therapy assistants who are employed must also include evidence of required supervision.

(b)  Licenses not renewed by June 30 are expired.  Persons whose licenses are expired for 24 months or less and who desire to be licensed shall apply for and complete the requirements to renew the license.  The person shall also provide proof of 15 points of continuing competence activities for the last year the license was current and for each full year the person's license was expired.

(c)  Any person whose license is expired and who engages in any occupational therapy activities governed by the occupational therapy law shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in G.S. 90-270.76, G.S. 90-270.79, G.S. 90-270.80 and G.S. 90-270.80A.

(d)  Licenses expired in excess of 24 months shall not be renewed.  Persons whose licenses are expired in excess of 24 months and who desire to be licensed shall apply for and complete the requirements for a new license.

(e)  Members of the armed forces whose licenses are in good standing and to whom G.S. 105-249.2 grants an extension of time to file a tax return are granted that same extension of time to pay the license renewal fee and to complete the continuing competence activity requirement prescribed in 21 NCAC 38 .0800.  A copy of military orders or the extension approval by the Internal Revenue Service must be furnished to the Board.  If approved, continuing competence activity points acquired during this extended time period shall not be utilized for future renewal purposes.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.69(4); 90-270.75; 93B-15(b); 105-249.2;

Eff. July 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2010; July 1, 2007; May 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 23, 2016.