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      RS 37:1567     


§1567.  Certificates;  validity, renewal, possession

A.  Each certificate of approval issued under this Chapter shall expire on the thirtieth day of September of each year and shall be renewed by making application for renewal of a certificate with the board and payment of the annual registration renewal fee established by the board.  On or before the first day of July of each year, the executive director of the board shall mail a notice to each registered equine dentist that his certificate of approval will expire on the thirtieth day of September of each year and provide him with a form for re-registration.  The executive director shall issue a new certificate of approval to all persons renewing their certificate under this Chapter.

B.  The board shall adopt rules providing for a continuing  education program for registered equine dentists.  A registered equine dentist shall  participate in the continuing education program as a condition of retaining his certificate of approval.

C.  Any person who practices equine dentistry after the expiration of his certificate of approval and who willfully or by neglect fails to renew such license shall be guilty of practicing equine dentistry in violation of this Chapter.  Any person may renew an expired certificate of approval within one year of its expiration by making written application for renewal, paying the current renewal fee plus all delinquent renewal fees, and meeting the continuing education program requirements.

D.  Each holder of a certificate of approval to act as a registered equine dentist shall have such certificate in his possession when practicing equine dentistry.

Acts 1999, No. 980, §1, eff. July 9, 1999.

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