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WAC 246-12-040

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How to return to active status when a credential has expired.

(1) The credential status is expired if the practitioner does not renew on or before the expiration date. The practitioner must not practice until the credential is returned to active status.
(2) Any renewal that is postmarked or presented to the department after midnight on the expiration date is late, and subject to a late renewal penalty fee. The late penalty fee will be waived if:
(a) The credential expires on a day the department is closed for business; and
(b) Payment is received at the department of health, health professions quality assurance main office on the next business day.
(3) A credential is returned to active status by complying with the following:
(a) Expired for one renewal cycle or less:
(i) Pay the late renewal penalty fee;
(ii) Pay the current renewal fee;
(iii) Pay the current substance abuse monitoring surcharge, if required by the profession;
(iv) Provide written declarations or documentation, if required for the profession; and
(v) Comply with current continuing education or continuing competency requirements if required by the profession.
(b) Expired for more than one renewal cycle but less than three years:
(i) Complete an abbreviated application form;
(ii) Pay the late renewal penalty fee;
(iii) Pay the current renewal fee;
(iv) Pay the current substance abuse monitoring surcharge, if required by the profession;
(v) Pay the expired credential reissuance fee;
(vi) Provide a written declaration that no action has been taken by a state or federal jurisdiction or hospital which would prevent or restrict the practitioner's practice of the profession;
(vii) Provide a written declaration that he or she has not voluntarily given up any credential or privilege or has not been restricted in the practice of the profession in lieu of or to avoid formal action;
(viii) Provide a written declaration that continuing education and competency requirements for the two most recent years have been met, if required for the profession to maintain an active credential; and
(ix) Provide other written declarations or documentation, if required for the profession.
(c) Expired for over three years:
(i) Complete an abbreviated application form;
(ii) Pay the late renewal penalty fee;
(iii) Pay the current renewal fee;
(iv) Pay the current substance abuse monitoring surcharge, if required by the profession;
(v) Pay the expired credential reissuance fee;
(vi) Satisfy other competency requirements of the regulatory entity, if required;
(vii) Provide a written declaration that no action has been taken by a state or federal jurisdiction or hospital which would prevent or restrict the practitioner's practice of the profession;
(viii) Provide a written declaration that he or she has not voluntarily given up any credential or privilege or has not been restricted in the practice of the profession in lieu of or to avoid formal action;
(ix) Provide a written declaration that continuing education or competency requirements for the two most recent years have been met, if required for the profession to maintain an active credential;
(x) Provide other written declarations or documentation, if required for the profession; and
(xi) If not previously provided, provide proof of AIDS education as required for the profession and in Part 8 of this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. WSR 03-19-136, § 246-12-040, filed 9/17/03, effective 10/18/03; WSR 98-05-060, § 246-12-040, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98.]