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Chapter 295-14 PROCEDURAL RULES FOR BAD CHECKS

Rule 295-14-.01 Policy

It is the policy of the Examining Boards Division to pursue its legal remedies under O.C.G.A. 16-9-20 when a bad check is issued in payment of examination, license or renewal fees, application fees, or similar fees, and to take such other action as is outlined in the following rules and regulations. Any person issuing a bad check will be subject to the service charge as provided in O.C.G.A. 16-9-20(a) (2).

Rule 295-14-.02 Applicants For Examination

If an applicant for examination issues a bad check, such applicant shall not be entitled to stand for the examination until the examination fee and the service charge are paid either by cashier's check or money order. If an applicant for examination takes the examination before it is determined that the applicant paid for the examination with a bad check, the applicant will not be entitled to receive notification of the results of the examination until the examination fee and the service charge are paid either by cashier's check or money order.

Rule 295-14-.03 Applicants For Licensure

If an applicant for licensure by reciprocity, endorsement, comity, or by experience and/or education issues a bad check to cover required licensure fees, such applicant shall not be issued a license until the applicant has paid the appropriate fees and the service charge. If a license is issued prior to determining that the applicant issued a bad check, such license will be deemed to have been issued in error and deemed not current unless the applicant pays the licensure fees and service charge within ten (10) days after the applicant has received a notice mailed by certified or registered mail. The applicant must pay the licensure fees and the service charge by cashier's check or money order.

Rule 295-14-.04 License Renewal

If a licensee attempts to renew a license by the issuance of a bad check, the license will not be renewed until the licensee pays all fees due including any applicable late renewal fees plus the service charge. If the license is renewed and reissued to the licensee prior to determination that the licensee issued a bad check, the licensee will be notified by certified or registered mail that the renewed license will be deemed not current unless the licensee remits all fees due for renewal plus the service charge within ten (10) days after receipt of notice. The licensee must pay the fees and service charge by cashier's check or money order.