Chapter 420-2 REGISTRATION AND REQUIREMENTS
|(1)||All persons practicing as a dispensing optician shall register with the Division Director of the Professional Licensing Boards Division and shall pay a biennial registration fee on or before March 31st of the registration year. Licenses may be renewed between April 1st of each odd numbered year, and May 31st of each odd numbered year with payment of a late renewal penalty fee in addition to the renewal fee. Failure to register and pay the appropriate renewal fee by the deadline shall lapse said license by operation of law. Individual licenses lapsed by operation of law may be considered for reinstatement by submission of an application approved by the Board, any supporting documents or other requirements as defined in 420-2-.01(3) below, and paying the established registration fee and an additional penalty.|
|(2)||Any service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-31 whose license to practice opticianry expired while serving on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice opticianry in accordance with the expired license and shall not be charged with a violation relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months from the date of her or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Any such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of her or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location with the state. The service member must present to the board a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.|
|(3)|| Reinstatement of
an expired or lapsed license is at the discretion of the board. All
applications are to be reviewed by a designated Board member.
The Board shall issue a duplicate certificate of registration when it shall be certified to the Board that the original has been lost, destroyed or there has been a name change. The fee required will be twenty-five ($25.00) dollars. To receive a duplicate wall certificate, the licensee must surrender the original license, if not lost or destroyed, prior to receiving a new license.