201 KAR 36:080. Inactive and retired licensure status

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Published: 2015

      201 KAR 36:080. Inactive and retired licensure status.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 335.515(9)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 335.515(3), (9)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

335.515(3) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations to carry

out and enforce the provisions of KRS 335.500 to 335.599. KRS 335.515(9) authorizes

the board to grant retired or inactive status to a credential holder under the

conditions set forth by administrative regulation. This administrative

regulation establishes the requirements for retired and inactive licensure status.

 

      Section 1. Inactive licensure status may

be granted to a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed professional

counselor associate pursuant to KRS 335.515(9) upon written request to the

board. (1) The licensee shall be relieved of his or her obligation to pay the

renewal fee, but shall meet the requirements for continuing education as

established in 201 KAR 36:030.

      (2) The licensee may return to active

status within three (3) years of being granted inactive licensure status upon:

      (a) Written notification to the board;

      (b) Payment of the current renewal fee as

set forth in 201 KAR 36:020; and

      (c) Demonstration of compliance with all

continuing education requirements, as established in 201 KAR 36:030, for each

year during the period of inactive licensure status.

      (3)(a) If the licensee does not

reactivate his or her license before the third anniversary date of the granting

of inactive licensure status, then the license shall be forfeited.

      (b) Following forfeiture of a license

under the provisions of this subsection, any person desiring to practice professional

counseling in the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall:

      1. File with the board a new Application

for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensing Via Endorsement for

Reciprocity, or Application for Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, as

incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 36:070;

      2. Pay the initial fees for application

and licensure as established in 201 KAR 36:020; and

      3. Meet current requirements for initial

licensure, as established by statute and administrative regulation.

 

      Section 2. Retired status may be granted

to a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed professional

counselor associate pursuant to KRS 335.515(9) upon written request to the

board.

      (1) A licensee may be granted retired

status if that individual:

      (a) Is at least sixty-five (65) years

old;

      (b) Has requested retired status at the

beginning of the license renewal period; and

      (c) Has retired from practice in all

jurisdictions and is not conducting an active practice in any jurisdiction.

      (2) A licensee who has been granted

retired status shall not be required to meet the continuing education

requirements under 201 KAR 36:030.

      (3) The licensee shall be relieved of the

obligation to pay the renewal fee.

      (4) Following the retirement of a license

under the provisions of this subsection, any person desiring to practice

professional counseling in the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall:

      (a) File with the board a new Application

for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensing Via Endorsement for

Reciprocity, or Application for Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, as

incorporated by reference in 201 KAR 36:070;

      (b) Pay the initial fees for application

and licensure as established in 201 KAR 36:020; and

      (c) Meet current requirements for initial

licensure, as established by statute and administrative regulation, including

retaking the examination.

(41 Ky.R. 337; Am. 1312; eff. 12-17-2014.)
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