(1) A licensee may place the license on inactive status by either indicating on the renewal form or by informing the board office, in writing, that an inactive status license is desired. It is the sole responsibility of the inactive licensee to keep the board informed as to any change of address during the period of time the license remains on inactive status. Inactive licensees must pay the renewal fee annually to maintain license status.
(2) A licensee may not practice as a sanitarian in the state of Montana while the license is on inactive status.
(3) To convert an inactive status license to active status, an applicant shall complete an application and must:
(a) signify to the board, in writing, that upon issuance of the active license, the applicant intends to be an active practitioner in the state of Montana; and
(b) present satisfactory evidence that the applicant has attended 15 hours of continuing education within the last two years prior to reactivation, which comply with the continuing education rules of the board.