2006 Alabama Code - Section 34-2A-12 — Renewal, expiration of license; inactive status; maintenance of records; continuing education.

(a) Every individual who holds a valid current license as an assisted living administrator issued by the board under this chapter shall immediately upon issuance have the right and privilege of acting and serving as an assisted living administrator and of using the abbreviation "A.L.A." after his or her name. Thereafter, the individual shall annually be required to make application to the board for a renewal of license and to report any facts requested by the board on forms provided for that purpose.

(b) Upon making application for a renewal of a license, the individual shall pay an annual license fee established as determined by the board pursuant to the rule-making authority and, at the same time, shall submit evidence satisfactory to the board that during the year immediately preceding application for renewal he or she has complied with the requirements of the board concerning the continuation of education of assisted living administrators.

(c) Upon receipt of the application for renewal of a license, the renewal fee, and the evidence with respect to continuing education, the board shall issue a license renewal to the assisted living administrator.

(d)(1) Failure to secure an annual renewal of a license based on a failure to meet the continuing education requirements, shall result in the expiration of the license. An expired license may not be reactivated. All persons holding an expired license shall be required to submit a new application and follow all procedures for licensure of a new applicant.

(2) A licensee who complies with the continuing education requirements, but who does not renew within 90 days following its due date, shall be deemed delinquent and may renew within the 90-day period by paying a late renewal fee established by the board pursuant to its rule-making authority. A license that is not renewed within the 90-day period shall be deemed expired and is subject to reapplication as provided in subdivision (1).

(e) A licensee who holds a current license and who is not practicing as an assisted living administrator may place that license into an inactive status upon written application to the board. Any licensee whose license has been placed on inactive status may not engage in the practice of assisted living administration.

(f) A licensee whose license is on inactive status who wishes to reactivate that license may do so by making application to the board. The applicant shall attach proof of having completed twice the annual hours' requirement of approved continuing education credits within one year of making application for license reactivation and shall pay a reactivation fee established by the board pursuant to its rule-making authority. A licensee may not have his or her license in inactive status for more than five years. After five years in inactive status, the license automatically expires.

(g) The board shall maintain a file of all applications for licensure that includes the following information on each applicant: Residence, name, age, the name and address of his or her employer or business connection, the date of application, educational experience qualifications, action taken by the board, serial numbers of licenses issued to the applicant, and the date on which the board acted on or reviewed the application.

(h) The board shall maintain a list of current licensees of the board and shall furnish the list on demand to any person who pays a fee established by the board pursuant to its rule-making authority. The State Department of Public Health and other state agencies with a direct need shall be provided copies at no cost.

(i) The board shall adopt a program for continuing education for its licensees by September 1, 2002. After that date, successful completion of the continuing education program by board licensees shall be required in order to obtain a renewal license.

(j) Continuing education shall not result in a passing or failing grade.

(Act 2001-1057, 4th Sp. Sess., p. 1032, §12.)

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