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CHAPTER 8--S.F.No. 584

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.

Subdivision 1.

Cancellation of license.

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.

Subd. 2.

Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 2.

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

147A.07 RENEWAL.

(a) A 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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 3.

[147A.29] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 2.

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

Subd. 12a.

Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 3.

[147B.09] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 2.

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

Subd. 12a.

Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 3.

[147C.45] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

ARTICLE 4

TRADITIONAL MIDWIVES

Section 1.

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

Subd. 6.

Renewal.

(a) To 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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 2.

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

Subd. 11a.

Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 3.

[147D.29] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

ARTICLE 5

REGISTERED NATUROPATHIC DOCTORS

Section 1.

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

Subd. 5.

Renewal.

(a) To 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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 2.

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

Subd. 10a.

Registration following lapse of registered status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 3.

[147E.45] REGISTRATION RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of registration renewal cycle for current registrants.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of registration renewal cycle for noncurrent registrants.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

ARTICLE 6

GENETIC COUNSELORS

Section 1.

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

Subd. 5.

License renewal.

(a) To 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.

(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.

(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.

Sec. 2.

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

Subd. 6.

Licensure following lapse of licensure status for two years or less.

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

(1) apply for license renewal according to subdivision 5;

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

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

Sec. 3.

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

Subd. 6a.

Licensure following lapse of licensed status; transition.

(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.

(b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2022.

Sec. 4.

[147F.19] LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE CONVERSION.

Subdivision 1.

Generally.

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.

Subd. 2.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for current licensees.

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.

Subd. 3.

Conversion of license renewal cycle for noncurrent licensees.

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.

Subd. 4.

Subsequent renewal cycles.

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.

Subd. 5.

Conversion period and fees.

(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.

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

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Subd. 6.

Expiration.

This section expires July 1, 2022.

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, $60 per hour;

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

(12) examination administration fee (full day), $80; and

(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 $1,000.;

(14) verification fee, $25; and

(15) criminal background check fee, $32.

(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 147A;, acupuncture practitioners under chapter 147B;, respiratory care practitioners under chapter 147C;, traditional midwives under chapter 147D;, registered naturopathic doctors under chapter 147E;, genetic counselors under chapter 147F, 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:

Subd. 7.

Additional renewal requirements.

(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.

(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.

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; and

(11) report creation and generation fee, $60. per hour;

(12) verification fee, $25; and

(13) criminal background check fee, $32.

(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; and

(9) report creation and generation fee, $60. per hour;

(10) verification fee, $25; and

(11) criminal background check fee, $32.

(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; and

(10) report creation and generation fee, $60. per hour;

(11) verification fee, $25; and

(12) criminal background check fee, $32.

(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:

Subd. 5.

Additional fees.

The board may also charge the following nonrefundable fees:

(1) verification fee, $25;

(2) certification letter fee, $25;

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

(4) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour;

(5) duplicate license fee, $20; and

(6) criminal background check fee, $32.

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; and

(5) temporary permit fee, $25.;

(6) emeritus registration fee, $50;

(7) duplicate license fee, $20;

(8) certification letter fee, $25;

(9) verification fee, $25;

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

(11) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour.

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; and

(3) late fee, $75.;

(4) temporary license fee, $60;

(5) duplicate license fee, $20;

(6) certification letter fee, $25;

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

(8) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour; and

(9) criminal background check fee, $32.

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; and

(2) annual license fee, $100.;

(3) late fee, $15;

(4) duplicate license fee, $20;

(5) certification letter fee, $25;

(6) verification fee, $25;

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

(8) report creation and generation fee, $60 per hour.

Sec. 11.

REPEALER.

Minnesota Rules, part 5600.0605, subparts 5 and 8, are repealed.

Presented to the governor April 9, 2019

Signed by the governor April 11, 2019, 3:10 p.m.