How is the license renewed?
Licenses can be renewed online.
Licenses are issued for two years. The renewal application must be received in the Home Care Unit at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date. Renewal reminder postcards will be sent by the Agency for Health Care Administration 90 to 120 days in advance of the expiration date of the license. There is a penalty imposed of $50/per day for each day the application is late – up to a maximum of $500.00. If the application is received after the required filing date and exhibits a hand-cancelled postmark obtained from the US post office dated on or before the required filing date, no fine will be assessed. If the application for renewal is received prior to the expiration date, the license will not be deemed to have expired if the license expiration date occurs during the agency's review of the renewal application.
Failure to renew the nurse registry license prior to the expiration date will require the nurse registry to reapply using the initial application forms. The nurse registry cannot continue to serve patients if their license expires.