§ 43-1-31. Expiration of professional licenses of service members on active duty outside of state.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 43. PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES

Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Current through 2019-2020 Chapter 609

§ 43-1-31. Expiration of professional licenses of service members on active duty outside of state

(a) As used in this Code section, the term "service member" means an active duty member of the regular or reserve component of the United States armed forces, the United States Coast Guard, the Georgia National Guard, or the Georgia Air National Guard on ordered federal duty for a period of 90 days or longer.
(b) Any service member whose license to practice a profession issued pursuant to any provision of this title expired while such service member was serving on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice such profession in accordance with such expired license and shall not be charged with a violation of this title related to practicing a profession with an expired license for a period of six months from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Any such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six months after the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. The service member must present to the applicable professional licensing board either a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.

Cite as OCGA § 43-1-31

History. Added by 2005 Ga. Laws 48, §6, eff. 7/1/2005.