FAQ - License Renewals

Question: What is the fee for renewal?

Answer:

Doctors of Medicine & Surgery

May 15 - June 30

July 1 - 31

   Type: Active/Federal Active

$330.00 online/$400.00 paper

+70.00 online/+$200.00 paper

   Type: Inactive/Exempt

$150.00

+$25.00 online/+$50.00 paper

Doctors of Osteopathy

Aug. 15 - Sept. 30

Oct. 1 - 31

   Type: Active/Federal Active

$330.00 online/$400.00 paper

+70.00 online/+$200.00 paper

   Type: Inactive/Exempt

$150.00

+$25.00 online/+$50.00 paper

Doctors of Chiropractic

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31

Jan. 1 - 31

   Type: Active/Federal Active

$330.00 online/$400.00 paper

+70.00 online/+$200.00 paper

   Type: Inactive/Exempt

$150.00

+$25.00 online/+$50.00 paper

Doctors of Podiatry

Aug.15 - Sept. 30

Oct. 1- 31

   Type: Active/Federal Active

$330.00

$350.00

   Type: Inactive/Exempt

$150.00

$175.00

Physician Assistants

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31

Jan. 1 - 31

   all types

$150.00

$215.00

Physical Therapists

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31

Jan. 1 - 31

   all types

$70.00

$75.00

Physical Therapists Assistants

Nov. 15 - Dec. 31

Jan. 1 - 31

$70.00

$75.00

Occupational Therapists

Feb. 15 - March 31

April 1 - 30

$75.00

$80.00

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Feb. 15 - March 31

April 1 - 30

$75.00

$80.00

Respiratory Therapists

Feb. 15 - March 31

April 1 - 30

$75.00

$80.00

Athletic Trainers

Oct. 15 - Nov. 30

Dec. 1 - 31

   all types

$70.00

$75.00

Radiologic Technologists

Aug. 15 - Sept. 30

Oct. 1 - 31

$50.00

$55.00

Question: I never received my renewal form in the mail?

Answer: Since 2007, an oversized, brightly colored notification postcard is mailed to each licensee, to the mailing address on file, at the beginning of their renewal cycle. You may renew online, download a renewal from our website, or call to have a renewal form mailed, regardless if you received the notification postcard. It is ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to renew their license by the expiration date.

Question: How do I renew online?

Answer: Visit our website at www.ksbha.org and click on the Online License Renewal link.

Question: I do not wish to renew online, how else can I renew my license?

Answer: You may renew by using our form. To download the form, please visit our website at www.ksbha.org and click on Forms, then click on the appropriate renewal form for your profession. Or call our office at (785) 296-0934 to request to have a renewal form mailed to you. Renewal forms must be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to our office to be processed.

Question: Can I fax or e-mail the renewal form?

Answer: Yes, you may fax your renewal form to 785.296.0852. You may attach a scan of the completed renewal form in an e-mail and send to Lori.Barnes@ks.gov or Ronda.Bohannon@ks.gov.

Question: What designation (type) should I renew my license?

Answer: You must select the designation that fits your level of professional activities.

Athletic Trainer, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist have a designation (type) of Active and Inactive. An inactive license shall not entitle the holder to engage in active practice in the state of Kansas. The provisions relating to expiration, renewal of a license, continuing education, and liability insurance requirements shall be applicable if appropriate for that profession.

The Healing Arts Professions and Podiatry have the following designations (types):

  • Active: A license issued to a person authorizing the practice of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, chiropractic or podiatry. Applicants for active licensure must provide evidence of professional liability insurance (which will be in effect as of the date of licensure) in compliance with Kansas law before a license will be issued. Each active license may be renewed annually. Licensees must maintain and submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education. Licensees must maintain and submit evidence of professional liability insurance, and contribute to the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund (more information about this fund can be found here: https://hcsf.kansas.gov/).
  • Inactive: A license issued to a person who is not regularly engaged in the practice of the healing arts in Kansas and who does not hold oneself out to the public as being professionally engaged in such practice. An inactive license shall not entitle the holder to practice the healing arts in this state. Each inactive license may be renewed annually. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education and is not required to have basic coverage or self-insurance in effect solely because such person is no longer engaged in rendering professional service as a health care provider.
  • Exempt: A license issued to a person who is not regularly engaged in the practice of the healing arts or podiatry in Kansas and who does not hold oneself out to the public as being professionally engaged in such practice. Each exempt license may be renewed annually. The holder of an exempt license is entitled to all the privileges of their branch of the healing arts and (1) may serve as a coroner or as a paid employee of a local health department as defined by K.S.A. 65-241; or (2) practice as a charitable health care provider for an indigent health care clinic as defined by K.S.A. 75-6102. Additionally, the holder of an exempt license may perform administrative functions. The holder of an exempt license shall not be required to submit evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education nor are they required to have basic coverage or self-insurance in effect.
  • Federal Active: A license issued to only a person who meets all the requirements for a license to practice the healing arts in Kansas and who practiced that branch of the healing arts solely in the course of employment or active duty in the United States government or any of its departments, bureaus or agencies or who, in addition to such employment or assignment, provides professional services as a charitable health care provider as defined under K.S.A. 75-6102. Continuing education, expiration and renewal of a license shall be applicable to a federally active license. A person who practices under a federally active license shall not be deemed to be rendering professional service as a health care provider in this state and is not required to have policy of professional liability coverage in effect.

No other professions regulated by the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts have various licensing designations (types).

Question: If I change my designation (type) with renewal, how difficult is it to change it later?

Answer: You would need to complete the Designation Change Form available on our website, provide proof of liability insurance, compliance with the Health Care Stabilization Fund, continuing education hours and fee if applicable for your profession.

Question: How do I find my continuing education year?

Answer: From the home page on our website at www.ksbha.org, click on Request for License Verification and enter the required information.

Question: What does my continuing education year mean?

Answer: This is the year, you will verify you have completed the required continuing education hours.

Question: What practice address do I list since I work at multiple locations?

Answer: The online renewal allows you to enter all locations. If you are completing a renewal form, list your primary location on the form and the additional practice addresses may be submitted on a separate page.

Question: The online renewal asks how many patients I see on a weekly basis, but I don't work in Kansas on a weekly basis, how do I answer?

Answer: You may estimate or average the number of patients you see per week. This is an optional field and will not affect the renewal from being completed if not answered.

Question: The online renewal system is stating my information is invalid, why?

Answer: Please verify that you have entered your birth date as 8 digits with slashes (e.g. 01/01/1950). Please verify that you have entered the full license number including your professional code (e.g. 04-11111). If you are still receiving the error message after verifying your data entry, please contact our office at (785) 296-0934.

Question: Can you tell me if my online renewal went through?

Answer: Your online renewal was completed if you received a confirmation by e-mail shortly after renewing. If you did not receive the confirmation by e-mail your renewal was not complete. You may also verify from our website as of the next business day after you renewed online. To verify from our website at www.ksbha.org, click on Request License Verification and enter the required information.

Question: I was almost done completing an online renewal and I recevied an error message, what does this mean?

Answer: Your online renewal was not completed, please reenter the information or contact Kansas.gov at helpcenter@ink.org or call 785 296-5059 or 800-452-6727 8-5(cst) Monday through Friday for assistance.

Question: I did not renew by the expiration date, is there a grace period?

Answer: Yes, each profession has a 30 day grace period after their expiration date. A late fee will be charged for renewing during the grace period. You may renew online or by a renewal form during this period.

Question: Is it possible to maintain an active designation (type) if I don't practice in Kansas?

Answer: Yes, you will be required to obtain the continuing education hours and maintain liability insurance and the Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund if applicable for your profession.

Question: I supervise nurse Practitioners; do I need to include them under those I supervise?

Answer: No, please notify us only of Physician Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and/or non-licensed persons performing radiological technology procedures that you supervise in the state of Kansas.

Question: I supervise physician assistants, athletic trainers, and/or non-licensed persons performing radiologic technology procedures outside of Kansas, do I need to list them?

Answer: No, only include those that work in the state of Kansas on your renewal.

Question: I have an expired license(s) from other state(s), do I need to list those state(s)?

Answer: You must list all states that you have ever been licensed by, regardless of the status of the license.

Question: I have an inactive license, do I have to renew?

Answer: Yes, you must renew annually to maintain a current license.

Question: Can I change my designation (type) to active online?

Answer: No, you will need to complete the renewal form and provide proof of continuing education, liability insurance and compliance with the Kansas Healthcare Stabilization fund, if applicable.

Question: I haave a healing arts active license and I perform locum tenens occassionally in Kansas, currently I do not have liability insurance and I am not compliant with the Kansas Healthcare Stabilization Fund, how do I renew?

Answer: To renew your license as active you must have proof of liability insurance and are compliant with the Kansas Healthcare Stabilization fund. You may change your license designation (type) to inactive or exempt with the renewal. Then once you are covered by liability insurance and the Kansas Healthcare Stabilization Fund complete a status change form to change your designation back to active.