The following information was obtained from the March 8 issue of the Texas Register.
The Texas Medical Board proposed to amend several sections of the code:
Licensure – §163.6, Examinations Accepted for Licensure, and §163.7, Ten Year Rule, to make the licensure examinations rule consistent with the statute regarding passage of licensure examinations within a seven-year time period and demonstration of competence in the ten-year period preceding application for license.
Temporary And Limited Licenses – §172.8, Faculty Temporary License, to clarify that time spent under a Faculty Temporary License might satisfy the ten-year rule requirement for specialty training.
Fees And Penalties – §175.5, Payment of Fees or Penalties, to provide that if an applicant or licensee dies more than 90 days after having paid a fee, survivors can submit a written request for a refund demonstrating good cause for a pro-rated refund.
Procedural Rules – §187.57, Charge of the Disciplinary Panel, to add missing language to correct a typographical error that was adopted.
Voluntary Relinquishment Or Surrender Of A Medical License – §196.2, Surrender Associated with Disciplinary Action, to correct language to indicate that a licensee may agree to surrender license in lieu of further investigation or a hearing.
Emergency Medical Service – §197.3, Off-Line Medical Director, to provide that a physician might not be an off-line medical director if the physician has been suspended or revoked for cause by any governmental agency or the physician has been excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP.