Section 34-23-52

Expiration and renewal of certificate; continuing education.

(a) All certificates of licensure shall expire on December 31 of even-numbered years. Every licensed pharmacist in order to continue to be licensed shall pay a biennial renewal fee to be determined by the board, but the fee shall not be less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150) to the secretary of the board, the fee being due on October 31 and delinquent after December 31 of even-numbered years except, that holders of life certificates to practice pharmacy previously issued shall not be required to pay a renewal fee. The payment of the renewal fee shall entitle the registrants to renewal of their certificates at the discretion of the board. If any pharmacist shall fail to pay a renewal fee on or before the due date, the holder of the certificate may be reinstated as a licensed pharmacist only upon payment of a penalty of ten dollars ($10) for each lapsed month and all lapsed fees, provided the lapsed time of registration shall not exceed five years, in which case reinstatement may be had only upon satisfactory examination by the board.

(b) In addition to any fee requirements, each pharmacist is required to complete 15 hours of continuing education per calendar year, of which three hours shall be live presentation.

(Acts 1966, Ex. Sess., No. 205, p. 231, §13; Acts 1985, No. 85-702, p. 1151, §1; Act 2004-450, p. 801, §1.)