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49 Pa. Code § 21.29. Expiration and renewal of license.

§ 21.29. Expiration and renewal of license.

 (a)  The Board will assign registered nurses to one of the following license expiration dates:

   (1)  April 30 in the even-numbered years.

   (2)  October 31 in the even-numbered years.

   (3)  April 30 in the odd-numbered years.

   (4)  October 31 in the odd-numbered years.

 (b)  Notice of the renewal period of a license will be sent to each active licensee prior to the expiration date of the licensee’s license.

 (c)  The applicant for license renewal may complete and submit an application online or may mail a completed application form to the Board’s administrative office. When applying for licensure renewal, a registered nurse shall:

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

   (2)  Pay the biennial renewal of licensure fee in §  21.5 (relating to fees).

   (3)  Verify that the registered nurse has complied with the continuing education requirements mandated by section 12.1 of the act (63 P.S. §  222) during the biennial period immediately preceding the application for renewal in accordance with § §  21.131—21.134 (relating to continuing education). School nurses, who as certified education specialists are required to obtain continuing professional education under the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P.S. § §  1-101—27-2702), shall verify by signed statement that the school nurse has complied with the continuing education requirements for certification by the Department of Education.

   (3.1)  Ensure that the registered nurse has completed 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).

   (4)  Disclose any discipline imposed by a state licensing board on any nursing or allied health profession license or certificate in the previous biennial period and any 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 §  21.29a (relating to reporting of crimes and disciplinary action).

 (d)  When communicating with the Board, licensees shall identify themselves by full name, current address and license number.


   The provisions of this §  21.29 amended under sections 2.1, 11 and 12.1(a) of The Professional Nursing Law (63 P.S. § §  212.1, 221 and 222(a)); section 17.6 of the Practical Nurse Law (63 P.S. §  667.6); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  21.29 amended October 22, 1976, effective October 23, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2677; amended September 16, 1983, effective September 17, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 2829; amended March 22, 1985, effective March 23, 1985, 15 Pa.B. 1082; amended July 11, 2008, effective July 12, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 3796; 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 (385122) and (396891).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  21.29a (relating to reporting of crimes and disciplinary action); 49 Pa. Code §  21.331 (relating to biennial renewal of certification); and 49 Pa. Code §  21.822 (relating to biennial renewal of certification).

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