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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 85. Board of Medicine
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic

18VAC85-20-240. Reinstatement of an inactive or lapsed license.

A. A practitioner whose license has been lapsed for two successive years or more and who requests reinstatement of licensure shall:

1. File a completed application for reinstatement;

2. Pay the reinstatement fee prescribed in 18VAC85-20-22; and

3. Provide documentation of having completed continued competency hours equal to the requirement for the number of years, not to exceed four years, in which the license has been lapsed.

B. An inactive licensee may reactivate his license upon submission of the required application, payment of the difference between the current renewal fee for inactive licensure and the current renewal fee for active licensure, and documentation of having completed continued competency hours equal to the requirement for the number of years, not to exceed four years, in which the license has been inactive.

C. If a practitioner has not engaged in active practice in his profession for more than four years and wishes to reinstate or reactivate his license, the board may require the practitioner to pass one of the following examinations. For the purpose of determining active practice, the practitioner shall provide evidence of at least 640 hours of clinical practice within the four years immediately preceding his application for reinstatement or reactivation.

1. The Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) given by the Federation of State Medical Boards.

2. The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable Purpose Examination—USA (COMVEX-USA) given by the National Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

3. The Special Purposes Examination for Chiropractic (SPEC) given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

4. A special purpose examination or other evidence of continuing competency to practice podiatric medicine as acceptable to the board.

D. The board reserves the right to deny a request for reinstatement or reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of § 54.1-2915 of the Code of Virginia or any provisions of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 and Chapter 29 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-02-1 § 6.1, eff. January 18, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 4, eff. December 20, 1989; Volume 6, Issue 8, eff. February 14, 1990; Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 7, Issue 26, eff. October 23, 1991; Volume 10, Issue 9, eff. February 23, 1994; Volume 10, Issue 24, eff. September 21, 1994; Volume 11, Issue 25, eff. October 4, 1995; Volume 14, Issue 21, eff. August 5, 1998; Volume 16, Issue 4, eff. December 8, 1999; Errata, 16:8 VA.R. 997 January 3, 2000; amended, Volume 16, Issue 13, eff. April 12, 2000; Volume 20, Issue 10, eff. February 25, 2004.

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