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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 5.3. Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists [2530 - 2539.14]

  ( Heading of Chapter 5.3 amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 427, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 6. Licensing and Registration [2535 - 2535.4]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1058, Sec. 4. )

2535.
  

(a) All licenses issued as of January 1, 1992, shall expire at 12 a.m. of the last date of the birth month of the licensee during the second year of a two-year term if not renewed.

(b) All licenses issued under this chapter, except those licenses issued pursuant to subdivision (a), shall expire at 12 a.m. of the last date of the birth month of the licensee during the second year of a two-year term, if not renewed.

(c) To renew an unexpired license, the licensee shall, on or before the date of expiration of the license, apply for renewal on a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed renewal fee.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 758, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 1998.)

2535.2.
  

Except as provided in Section 2535.3, a license that has expired may be renewed at any time within five years after its expiration upon filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board and payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees. If the license is not renewed on or before its expiration, the licensee, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the prescribed delinquency fee. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which all renewal fees are paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license shall continue in effect through the expiration date provided in Section 2535, after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire and become invalid if it is not again renewed.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 435, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2002.)

2535.4.
  

A person who fails to renew his or her license within the five years after its expiration may not renew it, and it may not be restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, but that person may apply for and obtain a new license if he or she meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Has not committed any acts or crimes constituting grounds for denial of licensure under Division 1.5 (commencing with Section 475).

(b) Takes and passes the examination or examinations, if any, which would be required of him or her if an initial application for licensure was being made, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that, with due regard for the public interest, he or she is qualified to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, as the case may be.

(c) Pays all of the fees that would be required if an initial application for licensure was being made. In addition, the board may charge the applicant a fee to cover the actual costs of any examination that it may administer.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 758, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 1998.)

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