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148C.05 License renewal requirements; lapse.

Subdivision 1. Biennial renewal. A license must be renewed every two years.

Subd. 1a. Renewal requirements. To renew a license, an applicant must submit to the commissioner:

(1) a completed and signed application for license renewal, including a signed consent authorizing the commissioner to obtain information about the applicant from third parties, including, but not limited to, employers, former employers, and law enforcement agencies;

(2) the renewal fee required under section 148C.12; and

(3) additional information as requested by the commissioner to clarify information presented in the renewal application. The licensee must submit information within 30 days of the date of the commissioner's request.

Subd. 2. Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 5 s 30

Subd. 3. Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 5 s 30

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1Sp2003 c 14 art 5 s 30

Subd. 5. License renewal notice. At least 60 calendar days before the renewal deadline date in subdivision 6, the commissioner shall mail a renewal notice to the licensee's last known address on file with the commissioner. The notice must include an application for license renewal, the renewal deadline, and notice of fees required for renewal. The licensee's failure to receive notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to meet the renewal deadline and other requirements for license renewal.

Subd. 6. Renewal deadline and lapse of licensure. (a) Licensees must comply with paragraphs (b) to (d).

(b) Each license certificate must state an expiration date. An application for license renewal must be received by the commissioner or postmarked at least 30 calendar days before the expiration date. If the postmark is illegible, the application must be considered timely if received at least 21 calendar days before the expiration date.

(c) An application for license renewal not received within the time required under paragraph (b) must be accompanied by a late fee in addition to the renewal fee required in section 148C.12.

(d) A licensee's license lapses if the licensee fails to submit to the commissioner a license renewal application by the licensure expiration date. A licensee shall not engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling while the license is lapsed. A licensee whose license has lapsed may renew the license by complying with section 148C.055.

HIST: 1992 c 559 art 2 s 6; 1Sp1993 c 1 art 3 s 11; 1995 c 164 s 13; 1996 c 451 art 4 s 41; 1998 c 317 s 14; 1Sp2003 c 14 art 5 s 19-22

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