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Tennessee PT Inactive and Retired Status

Retired Status

A person who holds an active license may apply for retired status in the following manner:

    • Obtain from the Board’s administrative office an affidavit of retirement form; and
    • Complete and submit the affidavit affirming that, while in retired status, the licensee will not practice or in any way indicate or imply that he holds an active Tennessee license or use within Tennessee any words, letters, titles, or figures which indicate or imply that he is a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant; or
    • Submit a letter, which has been signed and notarized, requesting his license to be placed in retirement. Such letter must contain a statement indicating that the licensee understands that he can not practice or in any way indicate or imply that he holds an active Tennessee license or use within Tennessee any words, letters, titles, or figures which indicate or imply that he is a licensed PT or PTA.

Reactivation

License holders whose licenses have been retired may reactivate their licenses in the following manner:

    • Submit a written request for licensure reactivation to the Board’s administrative office including a statement describing all relevant experiences education during the period of retirement or inactivity; and
    • Pay the current licensure renewal fees and State regulatory fee. If retirement reactivation is requested prior to the expiration of one (1) year from the date of retirement, the Board will additionally require payment of the reinstatement fee.
    • Complete the continuing competence requirements.

Licensure reactivation applications shall be treated as licensure applications and review and decisions.

Inactive Status

Any person licensed by the board may place their license on inactive status by filing the proper forms with the board and by paying a biennial fee in accordance with rules. If such person thereafter reengages in active practice in this state, such person shall apply for relicensure with the board as provided by this part and shall meet such continuing education requirements as are established by the board, except for good and sufficient reasons as determined by the board.

Citations

Tenn. Code Ann. ยง 63-13-308

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1150-01-.11

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