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      RS 37:1106     


§1106. Fees; application for license; violations; penalties

            A.(1) Fees established and collected by the board pursuant to this Chapter shall be set by rule and shall not exceed the following maximum amounts:

(a) Application of privilege, credential, or provisional license$200

            (b)       Application of licensure         $          325

            (c) Renewal of privilege, credential, provisional license,

                        or license        $          300

            (d)       Examination or reexamination           $          250

            (e)       Late fees         $          100

            (f)        Failure to update contact information with board      $          100

            (g)       Reissuance of privilege, credential, provisional license,

                        or license        $          50

            (h)       Name changes on record        $          50

            (i)        Copies of documents in the board's possession          $          50

            (j)        Formal verification of status of any privilege, credential,

                        provisional license, or license            $          25

            (2) A fee below the maximum amount set forth in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection may be increased by the board by rule up to the maximum amount. However, the board shall not increase any fee by more than a total of fifteen percent over a consecutive three-year period.

            B. The late fee for license renewal shall be imposed upon the licensee the day after such licensee's designated renewal deadline at 4:00 p.m. on such date. If the license renewal deadline falls on a weekend, the licensee shall have until the next working day at 4:00 p.m. on such date to renew his or her license.

            C. Repealed by Acts 1999, No. 1159, §2.

            D.(1) The board may assess and collect fines in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars for violations of this Chapter and rules promulgated by the board. In addition to the disciplinary action or fine assessed by the board, the board may also assess all costs incurred in connection with the proceedings, including but not limited to the costs of an investigator, a stenographer, legal fees, or witness fees, and any costs and fees incurred by the board on any judicial review or appeal. All costs and fees shall be paid no later than ninety days after the decision of the board becomes final and delays for seeking judicial review of the decision have expired without action by an aggrieved party. No license, provisional license, or certificate shall be issued, reinstated, or renewed until such costs and fees are paid.

            (2) A person aggrieved by a final decision of the board who prevails upon judicial review may recover reasonable costs, attorney fees, and other expenses incurred as a result of the administrative investigation, adjudication, and judicial review, in addition to other remedies provided by law.

            E. No part of any fee shall be refundable under any conditions other than failure of the board to hold examinations on the date originally announced. All fees collected in this manner and all gifts or grants shall be deposited and credited to the account of the board in a licensed financial institution of the board's choosing. The funds of the board may be used for printing, travel expenses of the board, and for other necessary expenses as are essential to the carrying out of the provisions of this Chapter. Expenses shall be paid under the written direction of the chairman of the board in accordance with procedures established by the division of administration. Any surplus at the end of the fiscal year shall be retained by the board for future expenditures.

            Acts 1987, No. 892, §1, eff. July 20, 1987; Acts 1988, No. 225, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1301, §1; Acts 1997, No. 834, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1159, §2; Acts 2001, No. 1195, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1139, §2; Acts 2013, No. 173, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Acts 2014, No. 484, §1, eff. May 1, 2015.

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