36-7-20. Annual renewal of license--Revocation on default--Restoration of license.

Each optometrist licensed pursuant to this chapter shall apply, on a form approved by the board, for a renewal of the license. The renewal must be issued by the board upon payment of a fee set by the board by rule promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed three hundred dollars, and upon verification that the optometrist has met the requirements for continuing education as provided in § 36-7-20.2. The renewal must be in the form of a receipt acknowledging payment of the required fee and signed by the secretary of the board.

Failure to renew the license on or before October first of each year constitutes a forfeiture of the optometrist's license. The license may be renewed at the discretion of the board upon application and payment of the fee required by § 36-7-11, and a late fee set by the board by rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 1-26, not to exceed one hundred dollars for each month the renewal is late.

Source: SDC 1939, § 27.0709; SL 1947, ch 122, § 3; SL 1951, ch 131, § 5; SL 1967, ch 99; SL 1973, ch 243, § 3; SL 1979, ch 252, § 2; SL 1985, ch 299, § 3; SL 1986, ch 302, § 68; SL 2022, ch 147, § 11.