(a) Every licensed pharmacist, intern or pharmacy technician who desires to renew his or her license shall on or before the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-one, and annually thereafter apply to the state board of pharmacy for a renewal of his or her license, and shall transmit with his or her application the fee prescribed in the preceding section of this article. Notification of the annual renewal shall be given by the board at least thirty days prior to said first day of July. Such notification shall be mailed to the last known address of each pharmacist or pharmacy technician as shown on record with the board.
(b) If any pharmacist or pharmacy technician fails for a period of sixty days after the first day of July of each year to apply to the board for a renewal of his or her license, the board shall send a second notification of the required annual renewal to the last known address of the pharmacist or pharmacy technician by certified mail, return receipt requested. If the pharmacist or pharmacy technician fails to apply to the board for a renewal of his or her license within thirty days after receipt of the second notification, his or her name shall be erased from the register of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
(c) In order for any pharmacist or pharmacy technician whose name has been erased from the register of the board pursuant to subsection (b) of this section to again become licensed, such pharmacist or pharmacy technician shall appear personally before the board, or an authorized committee of the board, to show cause for permitting the license to lapse. If such person submits to the board satisfactory reasons for allowing the license to lapse and satisfies the board as to his or her qualifications to practice the profession, such person shall be reinstated upon payment of a reinstatement fee of two hundred fifty dollars plus the renewal fee of thirty dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session