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HF 636

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/04/2019 03:04pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health licensing; converting allied health professions to a birth month
renewal cycle; making technical corrections; modifying certain fees;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 147.01, subdivision 7; 147.012; 147.02, by
adding a subdivision; 147A.06; 147A.07; 147A.28; 147B.02, subdivision 9, by
adding a subdivision; 147B.08; 147C.15, subdivision 7, by adding a subdivision;
147C.40; 147D.17, subdivision 6, by adding a subdivision; 147D.27, by adding a
subdivision; 147E.15, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 147E.40, subdivision
1; 147F.07, subdivision 5, by adding subdivisions; 147F.17, subdivision 1;
148.7815, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapters 147A; 147B; 147C; 147D; 147E; 147F; repealing Minnesota Rules, part
5600.0605, subparts 5, 8.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

ARTICLE 1

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147A.06, is amended to read:


147A.06 CANCELLATION OF LICENSE FOR NONRENEWAL.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Cancellation of license. new text end

The board shall not renew, reissue, reinstate, or
restore a license that has lapsed on or after July 1, 1996, and has not been renewed within
two annual renewal cycles starting July 1, 1997. A licensee whose license is canceled for
nonrenewal must obtain a new license by applying for licensure and fulfilling all requirements
then in existence for an initial license to practice as a physician assistant.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee whose
license has lapsed under subdivision 1 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks to regain
licensed status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time licensee only for purposes
of establishing a license renewal schedule, and shall not be subject to the license cycle
conversion provisions in section 147A.29.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147A.07, is amended to read:


147A.07 RENEWAL.

new text begin (a) new text endA person who holds a license as a physician assistant shall annually, upon notification
from the board, renew the license by:

(1) submitting the appropriate fee as determined by the board;

(2) completing the appropriate forms; and

(3) meeting any other requirements of the board.

new text begin (b) A licensee must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving board
communications, notices, and license renewal documents. Placing the license renewal
application in first class United States mail, addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last
known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal
documents does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The name of a licensee who does not return a complete license renewal application,
annual license fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time period required by
this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the
current renewal period. If the licensee's license is reinstated, the licensee's name shall be
placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [147A.29] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The license renewal cycle for physician assistant licensees
is converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the licensee's month
of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section governs
license renewal procedures for licensees who were licensed before December 31, 2019. The
conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first license renewal after
January 1, 2020. The conversion license period is the license period for the conversion
renewal cycle. The conversion license period is between six and 17 months and ends the
last day of the licensee's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as described in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees. new text end

new text begin For a licensee
whose license is current as of December 31, 2019, the licensee's conversion license period
begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in 2020,
except that for licensees whose month of birth is January, February, March, April, May, or
June, the licensee's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees. new text end

new text begin This subdivision
applies to an individual who was licensed before December 31, 2019, but whose license is
not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews the license after
January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the individual applies for
renewal and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in the same year, except
that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six months after the date
the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on the last day of the
individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the licensee's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the licensee's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who holds a license issued before
January 1, 2020, and who renews that license pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3, shall pay a
renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee shall be charged the annual license fee listed in section 147A.28 for the
conversion license period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a licensee whose conversion license period is six to 11 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to credit the excess
fee payment made during the conversion license period. The credit is calculated by: (1)
subtracting the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period from 12; and
(2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next
dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 12 months, the first annual license
fee charged after the conversion license period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 13 to 17 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to add the annual
license fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual license fee paid for
the conversion license period. The added payment is calculated by: (1) subtracting 12 from
the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period; and (2) multiplying the
result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent license renewals made after the conversion license
period, the licensee's annual license fee is as listed in section 147A.28.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ACUPUNCTURE PRACTITIONERS.

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147B.02, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Renewal.

(a) To renew a license an applicant must:

(1) annually, or as determined by the board, complete a renewal application on a form
provided by the board;

(2) submit the renewal fee;

(3) provide documentation of current and active NCCAOM certification; or

(4) if licensed under subdivision 5 or 6, meet the same NCCAOM professional
development activity requirements as those licensed under subdivision 7.

(b) An applicant shall submit any additional information requested by the board to clarify
information presented in the renewal application. The information must be submitted within
30 days after the board's request, or the renewal request is nullified.

new text begin (c) An applicant must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving
board communications, notices, and license renewal documents. Placing the license renewal
application in first class United States mail, addressed to the applicant at the applicant's last
known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal
documents does not relieve an applicant of the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (d) The name of an applicant who does not return a complete license renewal application,
annual license fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time period required by
this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the
current renewal period. If the applicant's license is reinstated, the applicant's name shall be
placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147B.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12a. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee
whose license has lapsed under subdivision 4 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks to
regain licensed status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time licensee only for
purposes of establishing a license renewal schedule, and shall not be subject to the license
cycle conversion provisions in section 147B.09.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [147B.09] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The license renewal cycle for acupuncture practitioner licensees
is converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the licensee's month
of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section governs
license renewal procedures for licensees who were licensed before December 31, 2019. The
conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first license renewal after
January 1, 2020. The conversion license period is the license period for the conversion
renewal cycle. The conversion license period is between six and 17 months and ends the
last day of the licensee's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as described in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees. new text end

new text begin For a licensee
whose license is current as of December 31, 2019, the licensee's conversion license period
begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in 2020,
except that for licensees whose month of birth is January, February, March, April, May, or
June, the licensee's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees. new text end

new text begin This subdivision
applies to an individual who was licensed before December 31, 2019, but whose license is
not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews the license after
January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the individual applies for
renewal and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in the same year, except
that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six months after the date
the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on the last day of the
individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the licensee's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the licensee's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who holds a license issued before
January 1, 2020, and who renews that license pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3, shall pay a
renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee shall be charged the annual license fee listed in section 147B.08 for the
conversion license period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a licensee whose conversion license period is six to 11 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to credit the excess
fee payment made during the conversion license period. The credit is calculated by: (1)
subtracting the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period from 12; and
(2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next
dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 12 months, the first annual license
fee charged after the conversion license period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 13 to 17 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to add the annual
license fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual license fee paid for
the conversion license period. The added payment is calculated by: (1) subtracting 12 from
the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period; and (2) multiplying the
result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent license renewals made after the conversion license
period, the licensee's annual license fee is as listed in section 147B.08.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147C.15, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Renewal.

(a) To be eligible for license renewal a licensee must:

(1) annually, or as determined by the board, complete a renewal application on a form
provided by the board;

(2) submit the renewal fee;

(3) provide evidence every two years of a total of 24 hours of continuing education
approved by the board as described in section 147C.25; and

(4) submit any additional information requested by the board to clarify information
presented in the renewal application. The information must be submitted within 30 days
after the board's request, or the renewal request is nullified.

(b) Applicants for renewal who have not practiced the equivalent of eight full weeks
during the past five years must achieve a passing score on retaking the credentialing
examination.

new text begin (c) A licensee must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving board
communications, notices, and license renewal documents. Placing the license renewal
application in first class United States mail, addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last
known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal
documents does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (d) The name of a licensee who does not return a complete license renewal application,
annual license fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time period required by
this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the
current renewal period. If the licensee's license is reinstated, the licensee's name shall be
placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147C.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 12a. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee
whose license has lapsed under subdivision 12 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks to
regain licensed status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time licensee only for
purposes of establishing a license renewal schedule, and shall not be subject to the license
cycle conversion provisions in section 147C.45.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [147C.45] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The license renewal cycle for respiratory care practitioner
licensees is converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the licensee's
month of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section
governs license renewal procedures for licensees who were licensed before December 31,
2019. The conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first license renewal
after January 1, 2020. The conversion license period is the license period for the conversion
renewal cycle. The conversion license period is between six and 17 months and ends the
last day of the licensee's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as described in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees. new text end

new text begin For a licensee
whose license is current as of December 31, 2019, the licensee's conversion license period
begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in 2020,
except that for licensees whose month of birth is January, February, March, April, May, or
June, the licensee's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees. new text end

new text begin This subdivision
applies to an individual who was licensed before December 31, 2019, but whose license is
not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews the license after
January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the individual applies for
renewal and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in the same year, except
that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six months after the date
the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on the last day of the
individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the licensee's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the licensee's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who holds a license issued before
January 1, 2020, and who renews that license pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3, shall pay a
renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee shall be charged the annual license fee listed in section 147C.40 for the
conversion license period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a licensee whose conversion license period is six to 11 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to credit the excess
fee payment made during the conversion license period. The credit is calculated by: (1)
subtracting the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period from 12; and
(2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next
dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 12 months, the first annual license
fee charged after the conversion license period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 13 to 17 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to add the annual
license fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual license fee paid for
the conversion license period. The added payment is calculated by: (1) subtracting 12 from
the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period; and (2) multiplying the
result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent license renewals made after the conversion license
period, the licensee's annual license fee is as listed in section 147C.40.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 4

TRADITIONAL MIDWIVES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147D.17, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Renewal.

new text begin(a) new text endTo be eligible for license renewal, a licensed traditional midwife
must:

(1) complete a renewal application on a form provided by the board;

(2) submit the renewal fee;

(3) provide evidence every three years of a total of 30 hours of continuing education
approved by the board as described in section 147D.21;

(4) submit evidence of an annual peer review and update of the licensed traditional
midwife's medical consultation plan; and

(5) submit any additional information requested by the board. The information must be
submitted within 30 days after the board's request, or the renewal request is nullified.

new text begin (b) An licensee must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving
board communications, notices, and license renewal documents. Placing the license renewal
application in first class United States mail, addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last
known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal
documents does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The name of a licensee who does not return a complete license renewal application,
annual license fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time period required by
this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the
current renewal period. If the licensee's license is reinstated, the licensee's name shall be
placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147D.17, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 11a. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee
whose license has lapsed under subdivision 11 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks to
regain licensed status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time licensee only for
purposes of establishing a license renewal schedule, and shall not be subject to the license
cycle conversion provisions in section 147D.29.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [147D.29] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The license renewal cycle for traditional midwife licensees
is converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the licensee's month
of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section governs
license renewal procedures for licensees who were licensed before December 31, 2019. The
conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first license renewal after
January 1, 2020. The conversion license period is the license period for the conversion
renewal cycle. The conversion license period is between six and 17 months and ends the
last day of the licensee's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as described in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees. new text end

new text begin For a licensee
whose license is current as of December 31, 2019, the licensee's conversion license period
begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in 2020,
except that for licensees whose month of birth is January, February, March, April, May, or
June, the licensee's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees. new text end

new text begin This subdivision
applies to an individual who was licensed before December 31, 2019, but whose license is
not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews the license after
January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the individual applies for
renewal and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in the same year, except
that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six months after the date
the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on the last day of the
individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the licensee's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the licensee's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who holds a license issued before
January 1, 2020, and who renews that license pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3, shall pay a
renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee shall be charged the annual license fee listed in section 147D.27 for the
conversion license period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a licensee whose conversion license period is six to 11 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to credit the excess
fee payment made during the conversion license period. The credit is calculated by: (1)
subtracting the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period from 12; and
(2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next
dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 12 months, the first annual license
fee charged after the conversion license period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 13 to 17 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to add the annual
license fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual license fee paid for
the conversion license period. The added payment is calculated by: (1) subtracting 12 from
the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period; and (2) multiplying the
result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent license renewals made after the conversion license
period, the licensee's annual license fee is as listed in section 147D.27.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 5

REGISTERED NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147E.15, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Renewal.

new text begin(a) new text endTo be eligible for registration renewal a registrant must:

(1) annually, or as determined by the board, complete a renewal application on a form
provided by the board;

(2) submit the renewal fee;

(3) provide evidence of a total of 25 hours of continuing education approved by the
board as described in section 147E.25; and

(4) submit any additional information requested by the board to clarify information
presented in the renewal application. The information must be submitted within 30 days
after the board's request, or the renewal request is nullified.

new text begin (b) A registrant must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving
board communications, notices, and registration renewal documents. Placing the registration
renewal application in first class United States mail, addressed to the registrant at the
registrant's last known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to
receive the renewal documents does not relieve a registrant of the obligation to comply with
this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The name of a registrant who does not return a complete registration renewal
application, annual registration fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time
period required by this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to
practice during the current renewal period. If the registrant's registration is reinstated, the
registrant's name shall be placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147E.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Registration following lapse of registered status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A registrant
whose registration has lapsed under subdivision 10 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks
to regain registered status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time registrant
only for purposes of establishing a registration renewal schedule, and shall not be subject
to the registration cycle conversion provisions in section 147E.45.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [147E.45] REGISTRATION RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The registration renewal cycle for registered naturopathic
doctors is converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the registrant's
month of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section
governs registration renewal procedures for registrants who were registered before December
31, 2019. The conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first registration
renewal after January 1, 2020. The conversion registration period is the registration period
for the conversion renewal cycle. The conversion registration period is between six and 17
months and ends the last day of the registrant's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as
described in subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of registration renewal cycle for current registrants. new text end

new text begin For a
registrant whose registration is current as of December 31, 2019, the registrant's conversion
registration period begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the registrant's
month of birth in 2020, except that for registrants whose month of birth is January, February,
March, April, May, or June, the registrant's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the
registrant's month of birth in 2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of registration renewal cycle for noncurrent registrants. new text end

new text begin This
subdivision applies to an individual who was registered before December 31, 2019, but
whose registration is not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews
the registration after January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the
individual applies for renewal and ends on the last day of the registrant's month of birth in
the same year, except that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six
months after the date the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on
the last day of the individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the registrant's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the registrant's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A registrant who holds a registration issued
before January 1, 2020, and who renews that registration pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3,
shall pay a renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A registrant shall be charged the annual registration fee listed in section 147E.40 for
the conversion registration period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a registrant whose conversion registration period is six to 11 months, the first
annual registration fee charged after the conversion registration period shall be adjusted to
credit the excess fee payment made during the conversion registration period. The credit is
calculated by: (1) subtracting the number of months of the registrant's conversion registration
period from 12; and (2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded
up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a registrant whose conversion registration period is 12 months, the first annual
registration fee charged after the conversion registration period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a registrant whose conversion registration period is 13 to 17 months, the first
annual registration fee charged after the conversion registration period shall be adjusted to
add the annual registration fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual
registration fee paid for the conversion registration period. The added payment is calculated
by: (1) subtracting 12 from the number of months of the registrant's conversion registration
period; and (2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to
the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent registration renewals made after the conversion
registration period, the registrant's annual registration fee is as listed in section 147E.40.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 6

GENETIC COUNSELORS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147F.07, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

License renewal.

new text begin(a) new text endTo be eligible for license renewal, a licensed genetic
counselor must submit to the board:

(1) a renewal application on a form provided by the board;

(2) the renewal fee required under section 147F.17;

(3) evidence of compliance with the continuing education requirements in section
147F.11; and

(4) any additional information requested by the board.

new text begin (b) A licensee must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving board
communications, notices, and license renewal documents. Placing the license renewal
application in first class United States mail, addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last
known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal
documents does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (c) The name of a licensee who does not return a complete license renewal application,
annual license fee, or late application fee, as applicable, within the time period required by
this section shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice during the
current renewal period. If the licensee's license is reinstated, the licensee's name shall be
placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147F.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensure status for two years or less. new text end

new text begin For any
individual whose licensure status has lapsed for two years or less, to regain licensure status,
the individual must:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply for license renewal according to subdivision 5;
new text end

new text begin (2) document compliance with the continuing education requirements of section 147F.11
since the licensed genetic counselor's initial licensure or last renewal; and
new text end

new text begin (3) submit the fees required under section 147F.17 for the period not licensed, including
the fee for late renewal.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147F.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6a. new text end

new text begin Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee whose
license has lapsed under subdivision 6 before January 1, 2020, and who seeks to regain
licensed status after January 1, 2020, shall be treated as a first-time licensee only for purposes
of establishing a license renewal schedule, and shall not be subject to the license cycle
conversion provisions in section 147F.19.
new text end

new text begin (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 4.

new text begin [147F.19] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Generally. new text end

new text begin The license renewal cycle for genetic counselor licensees is
converted to an annual cycle where renewal is due on the last day of the licensee's month
of birth. Conversion pursuant to this section begins January 1, 2020. This section governs
license renewal procedures for licensees who were licensed before December 31, 2019. The
conversion renewal cycle is the renewal cycle following the first license renewal after
January 1, 2020. The conversion license period is the license period for the conversion
renewal cycle. The conversion license period is between six and 17 months and ends the
last day of the licensee's month of birth in either 2020 or 2021, as described in subdivision
2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees. new text end

new text begin For a licensee
whose license is current as of December 31, 2019, the licensee's conversion license period
begins on January 1, 2020, and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in 2020,
except that for licensees whose month of birth is January, February, March, April, May, or
June, the licensee's renewal cycle ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees. new text end

new text begin This subdivision
applies to an individual who was licensed before December 31, 2019, but whose license is
not current as of December 31, 2019. When the individual first renews the license after
January 1, 2020, the conversion renewal cycle begins on the date the individual applies for
renewal and ends on the last day of the licensee's month of birth in the same year, except
that if the last day of the individual's month of birth is less than six months after the date
the individual applies for renewal, then the renewal period ends on the last day of the
individual's month of birth in the following year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Subsequent renewal cycles. new text end

new text begin After the licensee's conversion renewal cycle
under subdivision 2 or 3, subsequent renewal cycles are annual and begin on the last day
of the month of the licensee's birth.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Conversion period and fees. new text end

new text begin (a) A licensee who holds a license issued before
January 1, 2020, and who renews that license pursuant to subdivision 2 or 3, shall pay a
renewal fee as required in this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) A licensee shall be charged the annual license fee listed in section 147F.17 for the
conversion license period.
new text end

new text begin (c) For a licensee whose conversion license period is six to 11 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to credit the excess
fee payment made during the conversion license period. The credit is calculated by: (1)
subtracting the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period from 12; and
(2) multiplying the result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next
dollar.
new text end

new text begin (d) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 12 months, the first annual license
fee charged after the conversion license period shall not be adjusted.
new text end

new text begin (e) For a licensee whose conversion license period is 13 to 17 months, the first annual
license fee charged after the conversion license period shall be adjusted to add the annual
license fee payment for the months that were not included in the annual license fee paid for
the conversion license period. The added payment is calculated by: (1) subtracting 12 from
the number of months of the licensee's conversion license period; and (2) multiplying the
result of clause (1) by 1/12 of the annual fee rounded up to the next dollar.
new text end

new text begin (f) For the second and all subsequent license renewals made after the conversion license
period, the licensee's annual license fee is as listed in section 147F.17.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires July 1, 2022.
new text end

ARTICLE 7

TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147.01, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Physician application and license fees.

(a) The board may charge the following
nonrefundable application and license fees processed pursuant to sections 147.02, 147.03,
147.037, 147.0375, and 147.38:

(1) physician application fee, $200;

(2) physician annual registration renewal fee, $192;

(3) physician endorsement to other states, $40;

(4) physician emeritus license, $50;

(5) physician temporary license, $60;

(6) physician late fee, $60;

(7) duplicate license fee, $20;

(8) certification letter fee, $25;

(9) education or training program approval fee, $100;

(10) report creation and generation fee, $60new text begin per hournew text end;

(11) examination administration fee (half day), $50;

(12) examination administration fee (full day), $80; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(13) fees developed by the Interstate Commission for determining physician qualification
to register and participate in the interstate medical licensure compact, as established in rules
authorized in and pursuant to section 147.38, not to exceed $1,000deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (14) verification fee, $25; and
new text end

new text begin (15) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

(b) The board may prorate the initial annual license fee. All licensees are required to
pay the full fee upon license renewal. The revenue generated from the fee must be deposited
in an account in the state government special revenue fund.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147.012, is amended to read:


147.012 OVERSIGHT OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS.

The board has responsibility for the oversight of the following allied health professions:
physician assistants under chapter 147Adeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end acupuncture practitioners under chapter 147Bdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end
respiratory care practitioners under chapter 147Cdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end traditional midwives under chapter 147Ddeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin,new text end
registered naturopathic doctors under chapter 147Edeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin, genetic counselors under chapter 147F,new text end
and athletic trainers under sections 148.7801 to 148.7815.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147.02, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Additional renewal requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) The licensee must maintain a correct
mailing address with the board for receiving board communications, notices, and licensure
renewal documents. Placing the license renewal application in first class United States mail,
addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last known address with postage prepaid, constitutes
valid service. Failure to receive the renewal documents does not relieve a license holder of
the obligation to comply with this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The names of licensees who do not return a complete license renewal application,
the annual license fee, or the late application fee within 30 days shall be removed from the
list of individuals authorized to practice medicine and surgery during the current renewal
period. Upon reinstatement of licensure, the licensee's name will be placed on the list of
individuals authorized to practice medicine and surgery.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147A.28, is amended to read:


147A.28 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT APPLICATION AND LICENSE FEES.

(a) The board may charge the following nonrefundable fees:

(1) physician assistant application fee, $120;

(2) physician assistant annual registration renewal fee (prescribing authority), $135;

(3) physician assistant annual registration renewal fee (no prescribing authority), $115;

(4) physician assistant temporary registration, $115;

(5) physician assistant temporary permit, $60;

(6) physician assistant locum tenens permit, $25;

(7) physician assistant late fee, $50;

(8) duplicate license fee, $20;

(9) certification letter fee, $25;

(10) education or training program approval fee, $100; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(11) report creation and generation fee, $60deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin per hour;
new text end

new text begin (12) verification fee, $25; and
new text end

new text begin (13) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

(b) The board may prorate the initial annual license fee. All licensees are required to
pay the full fee upon license renewal. The revenue generated from the fees must be deposited
in an account in the state government special revenue fund.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147B.08, is amended to read:


147B.08 FEES.

Subd. 4.

Acupuncturist application and license fees.

(a) The board may charge the
following nonrefundable fees:

(1) acupuncturist application fee, $150;

(2) acupuncturist annual registration renewal fee, $150;

(3) acupuncturist temporary registration fee, $60;

(4) acupuncturist inactive status fee, $50;

(5) acupuncturist late fee, $50;

(6) duplicate license fee, $20;

(7) certification letter fee, $25;

(8) education or training program approval fee, $100; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(9) report creation and generation fee, $60deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin per hour;
new text end

new text begin (10) verification fee, $25; and
new text end

new text begin (11) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

(b) The board may prorate the initial annual license fee. All licensees are required to
pay the full fee upon license renewal. The revenue generated from the fees must be deposited
in an account in the state government special revenue fund.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147C.40, is amended to read:


147C.40 FEES.

Subd. 5.

Respiratory therapist application and license fees.

(a) The board may charge
the following nonrefundable fees:

(1) respiratory therapist application fee, $100;

(2) respiratory therapist annual registration renewal fee, $90;

(3) respiratory therapist inactive status fee, $50;

(4) respiratory therapist temporary registration fee, $90;

(5) respiratory therapist temporary permit, $60;

(6) respiratory therapist late fee, $50;

(7) duplicate license fee, $20;

(8) certification letter fee, $25;

(9) education or training program approval fee, $100; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(10) report creation and generation fee, $60deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin per hour;
new text end

new text begin (11) verification fee, $25; and
new text end

new text begin (12) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

(b) The board may prorate the initial annual license fee. All licensees are required to
pay the full fee upon license renewal. The revenue generated from the fees must be deposited
in an account in the state government special revenue fund.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147D.27, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Additional fees. new text end

new text begin The board may also charge the following nonrefundable fees:
new text end

new text begin (1) verification fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (2) certification letter fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (3) education or training program approval fee, $100;
new text end

new text begin (4) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour;
new text end

new text begin (5) duplicate license fee, $20; and
new text end

new text begin (6) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147E.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

Fees are as follows:

(1) registration application fee, $200;

(2) renewal fee, $150;

(3) late fee, $75;

(4) inactive status fee, $50; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) temporary permit fee, $25deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6) emeritus registration fee, $50;
new text end

new text begin (7) duplicate license fee, $20;
new text end

new text begin (8) certification letter fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (9) verification fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (10) education or training program approval fee, $100; and
new text end

new text begin (11) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 147F.17, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

Fees are as follows:

(1) license application fee, $200;

(2) initial licensure and annual renewal, $150; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(3) late fee, $75deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (4) temporary license fee, $60;
new text end

new text begin (5) duplicate license fee, $20;
new text end

new text begin (6) certification letter fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (7) education or training program approval fee, $100;
new text end

new text begin (8) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour; and
new text end

new text begin (9) criminal background check fee, $32.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 148.7815, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

The board shall establish fees as follows:

(1) application fee, $50; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) annual license fee, $100deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) late fee, $15;
new text end

new text begin (4) duplicate license fee, $20;
new text end

new text begin (5) certification letter fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (6) verification fee, $25;
new text end

new text begin (7) education or training program approval fee, $100; and
new text end

new text begin (8) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour.
new text end

Sec. 11. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 5600.0605, subparts 5 and 8, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Rule: 19-2107

5600.0605 LICENSE RENEWAL PROCEDURES.

Subp. 5.

Service.

The licensee must maintain a correct mailing address with the board for receiving board communications, notices, and licensure renewal documents. Placing the license renewal application in first class United States mail, addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last known address with postage prepaid, constitutes valid service. Failure to receive the renewal documents does not relieve a license holder of the obligation to comply with this part.

Subp. 8.

Removal of name from list.

The names of licensees who do not return a complete license renewal application, the annual license fee, or the late application fee within the time period listed in subpart 7, shall be removed from the list of individuals authorized to practice medicine and surgery during the current renewal period. Upon reinstatement of licensure, the licensee's name will be placed on the list of individuals authorized to practice medicine and surgery.