††††† 201 KAR 20:225. Reinstatement of license.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 164.772, 194A.540, 314.041(11), 314.042(6), 314.051(11), 314.071, 314.073, 314.075, 314.085(1), 314.091

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 314.131(1)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 314.131(1) authorizes the Board of Nursing to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the provisions of KRS 314.011 to 314.991. KRS 314.041(11), 314.042(6), and 314.051(11) allow a person whose license has lapsed due to failure to renew to be able to reinstate the license. KRS 314.091 authorizes the board to discipline a licensee for a violation of the statutes or administrative regulations. This administrative regulation establishes procedures for reinstatement of a license that has lapsed or has been subject to disciplinary action.

 

††††† Section 1. Reinstatement of Lapsed or Retired License. (1) A license shall be lapsed if it has expired because of the licensee's failure to:

††††† (a) Submit a completed and timely application for renewal;

††††† (b) Submit data required to enable the board to complete the processing of an application;

††††† (c) Submit the current application fee; or

††††† (d) Meet all requirements for renewal of a license, in accordance with KRS 314.071.

††††† (2) A lapsed or retired license may be reinstated by:

††††† (a) Submitting a completed application form required by 201 KAR 20:370, Section 1(1)(a) or (c);

††††† (b) Paying the current application fee required by 201 KAR 20:240, Section 1(2)(g) or (m);

††††† (c) Submitting a completed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Applicant Fingerprint Card and the fee required by the FBI that is within six (6) months of the date of the application, the board receiving the report from the FBI, and any conviction is addressed by the board;

††††† (d) Submitting a criminal record check report from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Courtnet Disposition System that is within six (6) months of the date of the application;

††††† (e) Submitting a certified copy of the court record of any misdemeanor or felony conviction as required by 201 KAR 20:370, Section 1(3);

††††† (f) Submitting a letter of explanation that addresses each conviction, if applicable;

††††† (g) Submitting a certified copy of any disciplinary action taken on a nursing or other professional or business license in another jurisdiction with a letter of explanation or report any disciplinary action pending on a nursing or other professional or business license in another jurisdiction; and

††††† (h) Meeting all other requirements of this section.

††††† (3)(a) If an individual applies for reinstatement of a lapsed license to active status, the applicant shall complete fourteen (14) contact hours of continuing education for each year since the date of last active licensure, if the date of last active licensure is within five (5) years of the application for reinstatement, but more than one (1) year from the date of last active licensure.

††††† 1. Fourteen (14) hours of continuing education shall have been earned within twelve (12) months of the date of the application.

††††† 2. Continuing education earned more than five (5) years preceding the date of application shall not be counted toward meeting this requirement.

††††† (b) If an applicant has not been engaged in nursing practice during the five (5) years preceding the date of the application, the applicant shall:

††††† 1. Complete a refresher course approved by the board, pursuant to 201 KAR 20:380. The refresher course shall have been completed within two (2) years of the date of the application; or

††††† 2. Complete at least 120 contact hours of continuing education earned within one (1) year of the date of the application.

††††† (c) An individual may use the continuing competency methods set out in 201 KAR 20:215, Section 3 for reinstatement if that individual Allowed the license to lapse and applies for reinstatement of a lapsed license within one (1) year from the date of lapse.

††††† (d) Continuing competency used for reinstatement pursuant to paragraph (c) of this subsection shall not be used for renewal of the license.

††††† (4)(a) If the applicant has been currently licensed and actively engaged in nursing practice in another jurisdiction for at least 500 hours during the preceding five (5) years, the requirements of subsection (3) of this section shall not apply.

††††† (b) The applicant shall submit evidence to verify active practice.

††††† (5) In addition to the requirements of this administrative regulation, an applicant whose license has lapsed for one (1) year or more shall submit evidence of completion of the jurisprudence examination required by KRS 314.041(11) for registered nurses and KRS 314.051(11) for licensed practical nurses as approved by the board.

 

††††† Section 2. Reinstatement of License Subject to Disciplinary Action. (1) If a license has been revoked, an individual may apply for reinstatement by:

††††† (a) Completing the appropriate application required by 201 KAR 20:370, Section 1(1)(a) or (c);

††††† (b) Paying the current application fee required by 201 KAR 20:240, Section 1(2)(g) or (m);

††††† (c) Meeting the terms of the disciplinary order; and

††††† (d) Retaking the licensure examination and achieving a passing score.

††††† (2) A hearing shall be held to determine if the issuance of a license would no longer be a threat to public safety and health.

††††† (3)(a) If a license has been suspended or voluntarily surrendered, an individual may apply for reinstatement by:

††††† 1. Completing an application required by 201 KAR 20:370, Section 1(1)(a) or (c);

††††† 2. Paying the fee required by 201 KAR 20:240, Section 1(2)(g) or (m); and

††††† 3. Notifying the board, in writing, that the requirements of the decision or agreed order have been met.

††††† (b) If the decision or agreed order requires that a hearing be held, the individual shall notify the board, in writing, to request that a hearing be scheduled.

††††† (4) An individual whose license has been suspended or voluntarily surrendered shall be required to comply with the continuing education requirements of KRS 314.073 for the period during which the license was suspended or surrendered.

††††† (5)(a) If a license has been probated and the individual has allowed the license to expire prior to the end of the probationary period, and the individual later applies for reinstatement, the license shall be reinstated subject to the remaining probationary period.

††††† (b) The individual shall comply with all requirements for reinstatement, in accordance with KRS 314.071.

††††† (6)(a) A person may seek reinstatement of a license pursuant to subsection (3) of this section, if an order of immediate temporary suspension has been issued pursuant to:

††††† 1. KRS 314.085(1) because of a personís failure to obtain an evaluation and the person subsequently obtains the evaluation;

††††† 2. KRS 314.075 because of a personís submission of a bad check and the person subsequently makes the check good; or

††††† 3. KRS 164.772 because of a notice from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority that a person is in default of a student loan and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority subsequently notifies the board that the person is no longer in default.

††††† (b) A request for reinstatement of a license following the issuance of an order of immediate temporary suspension as listed in paragraph (a) of this subsection may be denied, if in the opinion of the board, continuance of the temporary suspension is necessary in order to protect the public.

 

††††† Section 3. Miscellaneous Requirements. (1) (a) A copy of an official name change document shall be submitted by the applicant if making application, if applicable.

††††† (b) Verification of the name change shall be made by submitting a copy of a:

††††† 1. Court order;

††††† 2. Marriage certificate;

††††† 3. Divorce decree; or

††††† 4. Social Security card.

††††† (2) An individual whose license lapsed, was suspended, or voluntarily surrendered prior to July 15, 1996 shall earn three (3) hours of continuing education in domestic violence within three (3) years of reinstatement of the license as required by KRS 194A.540.

††††† (3) An individual who holds a nursing license that was revoked by disciplinary order of the board prior to December 31, 1987 shall meet all requirements of Section 2 of this administrative regulation except Section 2(1)(d) of this administrative regulation.

††††† (4) An individual whose license lapsed, was suspended, or voluntarily surrendered prior to July 15, 2010 shall earn one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing education in pediatric abusive head trauma as required by KRS 314.073(7) within three (3) years of reinstatement of the license. (6 Ky.R. 700; Am. 7 Ky.R. 402; eff. 10-1-1980; 9 Ky.R. 598; eff. 12-1-1982; 11 Ky.R. 1631; eff. 6-4-1985; 14 Ky.R. 585; 1071; eff. 11-6-1987; 1583; eff. 3-10-1988; 19 Ky.R. 1642; eff. 2-17-1993; 27 Ky.R. 828; 1251; eff. 11-17-2000; 28 Ky.R. 680; 1115; eff. 10-17-2001; 29 Ky.R. 504; 922; eff. 10-16-2002; 30 Ky.R. 383; 2547; eff. 10-15-2003; 31 Ky. R. 339; eff. 8-24-2004; 339; 800; 1059; eff. 1-4-2005; 32 Ky.R. 295; eff. 10-19-2005; 33 Ky.R. 2354; eff. 5-4-2007; 34 Ky.R. 2343; 2528; eff. 6-18-2008; 35 Ky.R. 2340; 2666; eff. 6-11-2009; 37 Ky.R. 429; 10-20-2010; 2907; eff. 8-17-2011.)