Section 34-24-216

Renewal of license; continuing education.

(a) All licenses issued by the board to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants shall expire on the first day of October of the year next succeeding the issuance thereof. A license may be renewed on the payment, on or before November first of each year, to the board of a fee set by the board. A license which has expired may, within five years of its expiration date, be renewed on the payment to the board of a fee set by the board for each year or part thereof during which the license was ineffective and the payment of a restoration fee set by the board. After the five-year period, a license may be obtained only by complying with the provisions hereinabove relating to the issuance of an original license.

(b) The board shall adopt a program of continuing education for its licensees not later than October 1, 1991. After such date, successful completion of the annual continuing education program shall be a requisite for the renewal of licenses issued pursuant to this chapter.

(c) Provided, however, under the provisions of this chapter, continuing education shall not result in a passing or failing grade.

(Acts 1965, No. 476, p. 686, §12; Acts 1969, No. 622, p. 1128, §11; Acts 1982, No. 82-189, p. 218, §4; Acts 1989, No. 89-232, p. 284, §§3, 4.)