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148E.070 LICENSE RENEWALS.

Subdivision 1.License renewal term.

(a) If a license is renewed, the license must be renewed for a two-year renewal term. The renewal term is the period from the effective date of an initial or renewed license to the expiration date of the license.

(b) The effective date of a renewed license is the day following the expiration date of the expired license.

(c) The expiration date of a renewed license is the last day of the licensee's birth month in the second calendar year following the effective date of the renewed license.

Subd. 2.Mailing license renewal notices.

The board must mail a notice for license renewal to a licensee at least 45 days before the expiration date of the license. Mailing the notice by United States mail to the licensee's last known mailing address constitutes valid mailing. Failure to receive the renewal notice does not relieve a licensee of the obligation to renew a license and to pay the renewal fee.

Subd. 3.Submitting license renewal applications.

(a) In order to renew a license, a licensee must submit:

(1) a completed, signed application for license renewal; and

(2) the applicable renewal fee specified in section 148E.180.

The completed, signed application and renewal fee must be received by the board prior to midnight of the day of the license expiration date. For renewals submitted electronically, a "signed application" means providing an attestation as specified by the board.

(b) An application which is not completed and signed, or which is not accompanied by the correct fee, must be returned to the applicant, along with any fee submitted, and is void.

(c) The completed, signed application must include documentation that the licensee has met the continuing education requirements specified in sections 148E.130 to 148E.170 and, if applicable, the supervised practice requirements specified in sections 148E.100 to 148E.125.

(d) By submitting a renewal application, an applicant authorizes the board to:

(1) investigate any information provided or requested in the application. The board may request that the applicant provide additional information, verification, or documentation;

(2) conduct an audit to determine if the applicant has met the continuing education requirements specified in sections 148E.130 to 148E.170; and

(3) if applicable, conduct an audit to determine whether the applicant has met the supervision requirements specified in sections 148E.100 to 148E.125.

(e) If a licensee's application for license renewal meets the requirements specified in paragraph (a), the licensee may continue to practice after the license expiration date until the board approves or denies the application.

Subd. 4.Renewal late fee.

An application that is received after the license expiration date must be accompanied by the renewal late fee specified in section 148E.180 in addition to the applicable renewal fee. The application, renewal fee, and renewal late fee must be received by the board within 60 days of the license expiration date, or the license automatically expires.

Subd. 5.Expired license.

(a) If an application does not meet the requirements specified in subdivisions 3 and 4, the license automatically expires. A licensee whose license has expired may reactivate a license by meeting the requirements in section 148E.080 or be relicensed by meeting the requirements specified in section 148E.055.

(b) The board may take action according to sections 148E.255 to 148E.270 based on a licensee's conduct before the expiration of the license.

(c) An expired license may be reactivated within one year of the expiration date specified in section 148E.080. After one year of the expiration date, an individual may apply for a new license according to section 148E.055.