|(a) A license issued under this chapter:
(1) must be renewed before the license expiration date;
(2) is not automatically renewed.
(b) All renewal licenses issued under this subchapter
are valid for three years.
(c) The submission of a license fee alone does not
constitute an application for renewal.
(d) To renew a license, a license holder must submit
an application for renewal to HHSC through the online licensure portal
no later than the 45th day before the expiration date of the current
license. HHSC considers that an application for renewal has met the
submission deadline if the license holder:
(1) submits a complete application to HHSC, and HHSC
receives that complete application no later than the 45th day before
the expiration date of the current license;
(2) submits an incomplete application to HHSC with
a letter explaining the circumstances that prevented the inclusion
of the missing information, and HHSC receives the incomplete application
and letter no later than the 45th day before the expiration date of
the current license; or
(3) submits a complete application or an incomplete
application with a letter explaining the circumstances that prevented
the inclusion of the missing information to HHSC, HHSC receives the
application during the 45-day period ending on the date the current
license expires, and the license holder pays a late fee in accordance
with §559.219(c) of this subchapter (relating to License Fees)
in addition to the license renewal fee.
(e) For purposes of Texas Government Code §2001.054,
HHSC considers that a person has submitted a timely and sufficient
application for the renewal of a license if the license holder's application
has met the submission deadlines in subsection (e) of this section,
including submission of the required fee. Failure to submit a timely
and sufficient application will result in the expiration of the license
on the expiration date listed on the license.
(f) An application for renewal submitted after the
expiration date of the license will not be accepted and an application
for an initial license complying with the requirements in §559.205
of this subchapter must be submitted (relating to Criteria for Licensing).
(g) The application for renewal must contain the same
information required for an original application and the license fee
as described in §559.219 of this subchapter.
(h) The renewal of a license may be denied for the
same reasons an original application for a license may be denied as
described in §559.215 of this subchapter (relating to Criteria
for Denying a License or Renewal of a License).