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Amendments to reinstatement/reactivation requirements
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18VAC30-21-110

Part IV
Reactivation and Reinstatement

18VAC30-21-110. Inactive licensure; reactivation for audiologists, or speech-language pathologists, or school speech-language pathologists.

A. An audiologist or, speech-language pathologist, or school speech-language pathologist who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia may, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain continuing education requirements and shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring a license to practice audiology or speech-language pathology in Virginia.

B. A licensee whose license has been inactive and who requests reactivation of an active license shall file an application, pay the difference between the inactive and active renewal fees for the current year, and provide documentation of current ASHA certification or of having completed 10 continuing education hours equal to the requirement for the number of years in which the license has been inactive, not to exceed 30 contact hours.

C. A licensee who does not reactivate within five years shall meet the requirements of subsection B of this section and shall either:

1. Meet the requirements for initial licensure as prescribed by 18VAC30-21-60; or

2. Provide documentation of a current license in another jurisdiction in the United States and evidence of active practice for at least one of the past three years or practice in accordance with 18VAC30-21-70 with a provisional license for six months and submit a recommendation for licensure from his supervisor.

D. If the licensee holds licensure in any other state or jurisdiction, he shall provide evidence that no disciplinary action is pending or unresolved. The board may deny a request for reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160.

18VAC30-21-120

18VAC30-21-120. Reinstatement of a lapsed license for audiologists or, speech-language pathologists, or school speech-language pathologists.

A. When a license has not been renewed within one year of the expiration date, a person may apply to reinstate his license by submission of a reinstatement application, payment of the reinstatement fee, and submission of documentation of current ASHA certification a current Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA or certification issued by the American Board of Audiology or any other accrediting body recognized by the board or at least 10 continuing education hours for each year the license has been lapsed, not to exceed 30 contact hours, obtained during the time the license in Virginia was lapsed.

B. A licensee who does not reinstate within five years shall meet the requirements of subsection A of this section and shall either:

1. Reinstate by meeting the requirements for initial licensure as prescribed by 18VAC30-21-60; or

2. Provide documentation of a current license in another United States jurisdiction and evidence of active practice for at least one of the past three years or practice in accordance with 18VAC30-21-70 with a provisional license for six months and submit a recommendation for licensure from his supervisor.

C. If the licensee holds licensure in any other state or jurisdiction, he shall provide evidence that no disciplinary action is pending or unresolved. The board may deny a request for reinstatement to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160.

18VAC30-21-130

18VAC30-21-130. Reactivation or reinstatement of a school speech-language pathologist. (Repealed.)

A. A school speech-language pathologist whose license has been inactive and who requests reactivation of an active license shall file an application and pay the difference between the inactive and active renewal fees for the current year. A school speech-language pathologist whose license has lapsed and who requests reinstatement shall file an application and pay the reinstatement fee as set forth in 18VAC30-21-40.

B. The board may reactivate or reinstate licensure as a school speech-language pathologist to an applicant who:

1. Holds a master's degree in speech-language-pathology; and

2. Holds a current endorsement in speech-language pathology from the Virginia Department of Education.

C. The board may deny a request for reactivation or reinstatement to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160.