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What happens if my license or registration expires?

If your license or registration is not renewed within 60 days after your expiration date, your license or registration will lapse. The expiration date will reflect the original expiration date -- it will not include the grace period. For example: If your license expires January 31, you have until April 1 to pay your renewal fee. If you do not pay by April 1, your license is considered lapsed as of January 31. You will need to check with the agencies that provide reimbursement for your services to see if they honor the grace period.


When your license or registration lapses, you can no longer practice your profession nor can you identify yourself as a licensed or registered individual. Practicing without a valid license or registration is a felony under the Public Health Code and can result in legal proceedings as well as disciplinary actions.


It is your responsibility to make sure your license or registration is current and valid. We send renewal information to the last address on file approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date. If we have an incorrect address, you are still responsible for making sure your license has been renewed in a timely manner.


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