64B8-54.002: Inactive Licensure Status; Reactivating of Licensure, Delinquent Renewal
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: To add language defining how applications will demonstrate competency to reactivate.
SUMMARY: This proposed rule change clarifies the means by which an active status licensee may request inactive or retired status.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS AND LEGISLATIVE RATIFICATION:
The Agency has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business or likely increase directly or indirectly regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within one year after the implementation of the rule. A SERC has not been prepared by the agency.
The Agency has determined that the proposed rule is not expected to require legislative ratification based on the statement of estimated regulatory costs or if no SERC is required, the information expressly relied upon and described herein: During discussion of this rule at its Council meeting, the Council, based upon the expertise and experience of its members, determined that a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost (SERC) was not necessary. No person or interested party submitted additional information regarding the economic impact at that time. The Council has determined that this will not have an adverse impact on small business, or likely increase regulatory costs in excess of $200,000 in the aggregate within 1 year after implementation of the rule. These rule amendment will not require ratification by the Legislature.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 456.036(15), 478.43(1), (4), 478.50 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 456.036(2), (4)(b), (12), 478.50 FS.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN THE FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Allen Hall, Executive, Electrolysis Council, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3258
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
64B8-54.002 Request for Inactive or Retired Status License
Inactive and Retired Licensure Status; Reactivating of Licensure, Delinquent Renewal. (1) Ninety (90) days prior to the end of the biennium, the Department shall mail a notice of renewal to the last known address of the inactive or delinquent license holder contained in the official records of the Department. (2) Any person holding an inactive license eligible for reactivation may return his license to active status upon submission of a complete application as set out below, to the Department, payment of the fees indicated in Section 456.036, F.S., in the amounts indicated in Rule 64B8-54.004, F.A.C., and compliance with paragraphs (a) and (b), below: (a) If the license has been inactive for less than one year after the expiration date of the last active license, the licensee shall submit proof of completion of 30 hours of the continuing education requirements pursuant to Section 478.50(4)(a), (b), F.S., and Rule Chapter 64B8-52, F.A.C.; or (b) If the license has been inactive for more than one year after the expiration date of the last active license, the licensee shall submit proof of completion of 10 hours of continuing education for each year the license has been inactive and the 20 hours of continuing education for the last active biennium. All continuing education must comply with the requirements of Section 478.50(4)(a), (b), F.S., and Rule Chapter 64B8-52, F.A.C. (3) If the person holds a Florida retired license eligible for reactivation, he or she may return that license to active status upon submission of a complete application to the Department, payment of the appropriate fees and compliance with the provisions of subsection 456.036(12), F.S.
(4) Any person holding an active license may change the license to inactive status upon submission of a letter to the Electrolysis Council, stating the licensee’s intention to change the license to inactive status. If the change is made at the time of license renewal, the licensee must pay the inactive status renewal fee, the delinquency fee if applicable, and the fee to change licensure status, in the amounts indicated in Rule 64B8-54.004, F.A.C. Active status licensees choosing inactive status at any other time than at the time of license renewal must pay the fee to change licensure status.
(5) A licensee with an active or inactive license wishing to change to retired licensure status during the renewal period must pay the retired license fee. If changing to retired licensure status outside the renewal period, the change of status fee shall also be paid. (6) Failure to renew a delinquent license to either active, inactive or retired status by the expiration date of the current renewal period shall render the license null and void without further action of the Council or Department.
Specific Authority 456.036(15), 478.43(1), (4), 478.50 FS. Law Implemented 456.036(2), (4)(b), (12), 478.50 FS. History–New 9-29-93, Formerly 61F6-79.002, 59R-54.002, Amended 4-2-98, 9-26-01, 4-25-06, Amended________.