Rule 73.4 – Repeal – Inactive Status
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 08:25 AM

The following section would be repealed.  Different language to "replace it" has been proposed elsewhere.

(a) Each year, on or before a licensee's renewal date, a licensee who is not currently practicing chiropractic in Texas may renew his or her license as provided by §73.2 of this title (relating to Renewal of License) and request, on a form prescribed by the board, that it be placed on inactive status. In order to continue on inactive status and to maintain a valid license, an inactive licensee must renew his or her license and make a new request for inactive status each year. 

(b) If the application is late, the licensee shall be subject to §73.2(d) of this title (relating to Expired License). A licensee on inactive status is not required to complete continuing education as provided in §73.3 of this title (relating to Continuing Education). 

(c) To place a license on inactive status at a time other than the time of license renewal, a licensee shall:

  (1) return the current renewal certificate to the board office; and 

  (2) submit a signed, notarized statement stating that the licensee shall not practice chiropractic in Texas while the license is inactive, and the date the license is to be placed on inactive status.

(d) To reactivate a license which has been on inactive status for five years or less, a licensee shall, prior to beginning practice in this state:

  (1) apply for active status on a form prescribed by the board; 

  (2) submit written verification of attendance at and completion of continuing education courses as required by §73.3 of this title for the number of hours that would otherwise have been required for renewal of a license. Approved continuing education earned within the calendar year prior to the licensee applying for reactivation may be applied toward the continuing education requirement; and

  (3) pay the Active License Renewal Fee.

(e) A license which has been on inactive status for a period of more than five years may be reactivated only upon successfully passing Part IV of the National Board of Examination and the board's Jurisprudence Examination prior to reactivation. 

(f) Prohibition against Practicing Chiropractic in Texas. A licensee while on inactive status shall not practice chiropractic in this state. The practice of chiropractic by a licensee while on inactive status constitutes the practice of chiropractic without a license.