16 Sep Get Ready To Renew Your Veterinary License
Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2021. Renewal information was sent to you via email from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA). Please make sure that IPLA has your current email and address of record. If you need to change your email or address, you can call, email, or send a letter with the changes for your veterinary license to IPLA. If you need to change the address of your Controlled Substances Registration (CSR), you must email or send a letter. CSR changes must be in writing.
Veterinary License and Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) Renewals
Practitioners will be able to renew online after mid-August 2021. This is the quickest way to renew your veterinary license and CSR. If you wish to download the renewal form, go to https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/indiana-board-of-veterinary-medical-examiners/indiana-board-of-veterinary-medical-examiners-renewal-forms/. There are forms here for veterinary license, registered veterinary technician and Controlled Substances Registration (CSR) renewals.
You will be required to answer the following questions on the license renewal information:
1.) Since you last renewed, has any professional license, certificate, registration, or permit you hold or have held been disciplined or are formal charges pending in any state or U.S. territory?
2.) Since you last renewed, have you been denied a license, certificate, registration, or permit in any state or U.S. territory?
3.) Since you last renewed, and except for minor violations of traffic laws resulting in fines and arrests or convictions that have been expunged by a court, have you been arrested OR have you entered into a prosecutorial diversion or deferment agreement regarding any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you been convicted of any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you pled guilty to any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you pled nolo contendre to any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state or U.S. territory?
4.) Since you last renewed, have you had a malpractice judgment against you or settled any malpractice action?
5.) Since you last renewed, have you been denied staff membership or privileges in any hospital or health care facility or have staff membership or privileges been revoked, suspended, or subject to any restriction, probation, or other type of discipline – or have you resigned in lieu of discipline or termination?
Citizenship Status: You should only indicate one ‘Yes’ response to the statement below.
Pursuant to IC 12-32-15 and IC 12-32-1-6, I swear under the penalty of perjury that: I am a United States Citizen.
I am a Qualified Alien as defined under 8 U.S.C. 1641
NEW: In order to renew your CSR, you must complete two (2) hours of continuing education addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse. (IVMA has two hours of self-study available at www.invma.org.) These two hours may be part of your 40 hour CE requirement for the biennium.
NEW: In order to renew online, you will need to re-register in Access Indiana. The old online system for renewal is no longer available. Go to MyLicense. IN.gov and select Register for an Access Indiana account. (If you have already created your account, you may select Login instead.) When creating your Access Indiana account, individuals must ensure that they create their own account with their own email address. For your security, you are not permitted to use a general or office email account with multiple user access.
Once your Access Indiana account has been created, you must link your existing personal Indiana license to your Access Indiana account. WARNING – Access Indiana accounts can only be linked to one record. Once the link is established it is permanent. Be sure you are searching for your own record.
Once your personal record has been linked to your Access Indiana account, you will be securely logged into your MyLicense account and can access the available PLA online services such as: Updating your Mailing Address, Ordering or Printing a License Card, and when available, Renewing Your License.
Practitioners will be required to have forty (40) hours of continuing education in the practice of veterinary medicine from the period October 15, 2019, to October 15, 2021. Practitioners may complete up to twenty (20) hours of continuing education in self-study. Self-study must pertain to the practice of veterinary medicine and include a written examination or post-evaluation.
There are set civil penalties for non-compliance of the continuing education requirement. The Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will audit a certain percentage of practitioners and ask for proof of continuing education compliance. If, upon audit, you do not meet the requirements, the civil penalties are as follows:
Short 1-20 hours – $500 civil penalty
Short over 20 hours – $1000 civil penalty
Further, you will be required to make up the missed continuing education hours and will receive a conditional veterinary license. If you don’t comply, your veterinary license will be suspended. The fee for license renewal is $100 and the CSR renewal is $60. There is a $50 late fee in addition to these fees if you renew after October 15, 2021. Additionally, your continuing education records will automatically be audited by the licensing board.
Make plans now to meet all requirements for licensure and renew on time to avoid penalties and discipline.