Section 468.309, Florida Statutes 2003
468.309 Certificate; duration; renewal; reversion to inactive status; members of Armed Forces and spouses.--
(1)(a) A radiologic technologist's certificate issued in accordance with this part expires as specified in rules adopted by the department which establish a procedure for the biennial renewal of certificates. A certificate shall be renewed by the department for a period of 2 years upon payment of a renewal fee in an amount not to exceed $75 and upon submission of a renewal application containing such information as the department deems necessary to show that the applicant for renewal is a radiologic technologist in good standing and has completed any continuing education requirements that the department establishes.
(b) Sixty days before the end of the biennium, the department shall mail a notice of renewal to the last known address of the certificateholder.
(2) The department shall adopt rules establishing a procedure for the biennial renewal of certificates.
(3) The department may, by rule, prescribe continuing education requirements, not to exceed 24 hours each licensure period, as a condition for renewal of a certificate. The criteria for continuing education programs shall be approved by the department. Continuing education, which may be required for persons certified under this part, may be obtained through home study courses approved by the department.
(4) Any certificate which is not renewed at the end of the biennium prescribed by the department shall automatically revert to an inactive status. Such certificate may be reactivated only if the certificateholder meets the other qualifications for reactivation in s. 468.3095.
(5) A certificateholder in good standing remains in good standing when he or she becomes a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty without paying renewal fees or accruing continuing education credits as long as he or she is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and for a period of 6 months after discharge from active duty, if he or she is not engaged in practicing radiologic technology in the private sector for profit. The certificateholder must pay a renewal fee and complete continuing education not to exceed 12 classroom hours to renew the certificate.
(6) A certificateholder who is in good standing remains in good standing if he or she is absent from the state because of his or her spouse's active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States. The certificateholder remains in good standing without paying renewal fees or completing continuing education as long as his or her spouse is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and for a period of 6 months after the spouse's discharge from active duty, if the certificateholder is not engaged in practicing radiologic technology in the private sector for profit. The certificateholder must pay a renewal fee and complete continuing education not to exceed 12 classroom hours to renew the certificate.
History.--s. 10, ch. 78-383; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 10, 18, 19, ch. 84-269; s. 8, ch. 88-310; s. 4, ch. 91-145; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 287, ch. 97-103; s. 59, ch. 99-397.