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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 007 : PODIATRY

Subchapter 002 : LICENSURE

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 373)
  • § 373. Renewal of licensure

    (a) A person licensed by the Board to practice podiatry shall apply biennially for the renewal of his or her license. At least one month prior to the date on which renewal is required, the Board shall send to each licensee a license renewal application form and notice of the date on which the existing license will expire. On or before the renewal date, the licensee shall file an application for license renewal and pay the required fee; however, any podiatrist while on extended active duty in the uniformed services of the United States or as a member of the National Guard, State Guard, or reserve component who is licensed as a podiatrist at the time of an activation or deployment shall receive an extension of licensure up to 90 days following the podiatrist's return from activation or deployment, provided the podiatrist notifies the Board of his or her activation or deployment prior to the expiration of the current license and certifies that the circumstances of the activation or deployment impede good faith efforts to make timely application for renewal of the license. The Board shall register the applicant and issue the renewal license. Within one month following the date by which renewal is required, the Board shall pay the license renewal fees into the Medical Practice Board Special Fund.

     [Subsection (b) effective until the adoption of the maintenance of licensure rule for podiatrists.]

    (b) A license that has lapsed may be reinstated on payment of a renewal fee and a late renewal penalty. The applicant shall not be required to pay renewal fees during periods when the license was lapsed. However, if such license remains lapsed for a period of three years, the Board may, after notice and an opportunity for hearing, require reexamination as a condition of renewal.

     [Subsection (b) effective after the adoption of the maintenance of licensure rule for podiatrists.]

    (b) A license that has lapsed may be reinstated on payment of a renewal fee and a late renewal penalty. The applicant shall not be required to pay renewal fees during periods when the license was lapsed. However, if such license remains lapsed for a period of three years, the Board may require the licensee to update his or her knowledge and skills as defined by Board rules.

    (c) Notwithstanding the provision of subsection (a) of this section, the Board may, after notice and an opportunity for hearing, require reexamination as a condition of renewal if the Board finds that the licensee has failed to maintain competence in the knowledge and skills of a podiatrist.

    (d) All applicants shall demonstrate that the requirements for licensure are met. (Added 1985, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 30, 1986; amended 2011, No. 61, § 1, eff. June 2, 2011.)