Sec. A-1. 32 MRSA §3112, sub-§5, ¶D, as enacted by PL 1979, c. 555, §2, is repealed.
Sec. A-2. 32 MRSA §3114-A, sub-§2, ¶B, as amended by PL 1999, c. 386, Pt. K, §4, is further amended to read:
B. Pay an application fee
established by the board in an amount not to exceed $75 as set under section 3116-A.
Sec. A-3. 32 MRSA §3115, as amended by PL 1983, c. 413, §136, is further amended to read:
The board shall license
any an applicant who meets the requirements of this chapter and pays the biennial licensure fee specified in section 3116 as set under section 3116-A. The fee for original licenses effective for one year or less during the biennial licensing period shall be is 1/2 the fee specified in section 3116 set under section 3116-A. Each person licensed shall receive receives a certificate. Every certificate of licensure and renewal certificate for the current biennium shall must be conspicuously displayed at the place of employment of the licensee. A certificate of licensure as a physical therapist shall entitle entitles the person to whom it is granted to engage in the practice of physical therapy anywhere in this State and to use the words "physical therapist" or letters "P.T." to indicate that he the person is licensed in this State. A certificate of licensure as a physical therapist assistant shall entitle entitles the person to whom it is granted to act as a physical therapist assistant and to use the words "physical therapist assistant" or letters "P.T.A." to indicate that he the person is licensed in this State.
Sec. A-4. 32 MRSA §3116, as amended by PL 1999, c. 386, Pt. K, §5, is further amended to read:
§3116. Biennial licensure renewal
All licenses must be renewed biennially on or before March 31st of each even-numbered year or at such other times as the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation may designate upon application by the licensee accompanied by the fee set under section 3116-A.
The biennial licensure renewal fee may not exceed $60. Any license not renewed by March 31st automatically expires. The board may renew an expired license if the renewal notice is returned within 90 days of the expiration date and upon payment of a late fee of $10 in addition to the renewal fee. Any A person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants under this chapter, except that the board may in its discretion, giving due consideration to the protection of the public, waive examination if the renewal application is made within 2 years from the date of that expiration.
Sec. A-5. 32 MRSA §3116-A is enacted to read:
The Director of the Office of Licensing and Registration within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation may establish by rule fees for purposes authorized under this chapter in amounts that are reasonable and necessary for their respective purposes, except that the fee for any one purpose may not exceed $100 biennially. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
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