24.213.415    INACTIVE STATUS

(1) A licensee who wishes to retain a license, but who will not be practicing respiratory care, may obtain inactive status by indicating this intention on the annual renewal form and paying the appropriate fee. An individual licensed on inactive status may not practice respiratory care during the period in which the licensee remains on inactive status.

(2) An individual licensed on inactive status may convert this license to active status by submission of a request to reactivate and payment of the renewal fee for the year in question. The request to reactivate must contain evidence of practice of respiratory care in another state and completion of continuing education for each year of inactive status, substantially equivalent, in the opinion of the board, to that required under these rules.

(3) An individual whose license has been inactive for more than three years in all jurisdictions must retake the examination required under ARM 24.213.408.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, 37-28-104, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-319, MCA; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 542, Eff. 3/25/97; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 1039, Eff. 4/28/00; TRANS, from Commerce, 2003 MAR p. 1286; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1447, Eff. 9/21/07; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 22, Eff. 1/16/15.