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49 Pa. Code § 21.156. Renewal of license.

§ 21.156. Renewal of license.

 (a)  Licenses for practical nurses expire on June 30 of each biennium in the even-numbered years.

 (b)  When applying for licensure renewal, a licensed practical nurse shall:

   (1)  Submit the renewal application, including disclosing a license to practice nursing or an allied health profession in any other state, territory, possession or country.

   (2)  Pay the biennial renewal of license fee in §  21.147(b) (relating to fees).

   (3)  Disclose discipline imposed by a state licensing board in the previous biennial period and criminal charges pending or criminal conviction, plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or admission into a probation without verdict or accelerated rehabilitative disposition during the previous biennial period, unless prior notification has been made under §  21.156b (relating to reporting of crimes and disciplinary actions).

 (b.1)  Licensed practical nurses applying for renewal shall complete at least 2 hours of approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  21.508(b) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement).

 (c)  When communicating with the Board, licensed practical nurses shall identify themselves by their full name, current address and license number.


   The provisions of this §  21.156 amended under section 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  667.6); section 2.1(k) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. §  222.1(k)); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  21.156 amended October 16, 2015, effective October 17, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6196; amended December 16, 2016, effective December 17, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 7822; amended March 25, 2022, effective March 26, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 1916. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (385176) and (396897).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.156b (relating to reporting of crimes and disciplinary action).

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