THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2018-506 IN THE 2018 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018. THIS IS NOT IN THE CURRENT CODE SUPPLEMENT.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-43-13

  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(a) Each license shall be renewed biennially, on or before the anniversary date, by forwarding to the board a renewal application accompanied by the renewal fee. Each applicant for renewal for licensure shall be subject to a criminal history check. Any license not renewed biennially on or before the anniversary date shall expire.

(b) Each licensee, upon application for renewal of a license, shall do both of the following:

(1) Submit evidence of satisfactory completion of the continuing education requirements contained in Section 34-43-21.

(2) Consent to a criminal history check. Refusal to consent to a criminal history check constitutes grounds for the board to deny the licensee’s application for renewal of the license.

(c) Licenses are valid for two years from the date of issuance. An individual whose license has expired and who has ceased to practice massage therapy for a period of not longer than five years may have his or her license reinstated upon payment of a renewal fee and a late fee and submission of a renewal application and evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has fulfilled continuing education requirements, passed a criminal history check pursuant to rules adopted by the board, paid the criminal history check fee, and passed the examination.

(d) Subsequent to an official complaint, the board may request a criminal background check of the licensee through the district attorney of the circuit in which the licensee is located.

(Acts 1996, No. 96-661, p. 1060, §13; Act 2000-704, p. 1430, §1; Act 2018-506, §11.)