Texas Administrative Code
Title 22 - EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 9 - TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD
Chapter 160 - MEDICAL PHYSICISTS
Section 160.10 - Temporary Licensure

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 160.10

Current through Reg. 49, No. 12; March 22, 2024

(a) To be eligible for a temporary license, a person must meet the educational requirements set out in § 160.7 of this chapter (relating to Qualifications for Licensure).

(b) A temporary license shall be issued for each specialty for a one-year period.

(c) The holder of a temporary license may apply for up to twelve temporary licenses.

(d) Upon application for the seventh temporary license, the Board shall perform an evaluation of an applicant's progress toward certification in a medical physicist area of specialty. This evaluation will include, but is not limited to:

(1) information on the applicant's current participation in any medical physicist training program;

(2) identification of the medical physicist specialty/specialties an applicant is working toward;

(3) the number of certification examinations taken during the previous six years and the results of said examinations;

(4) any medical physicist certification(s) successfully completed during the previous six years. If this evaluation determines that satisfactory progress has not been made toward completion of a medical physicist certification, an application for an additional temporary license may be denied.

(e) The board may, in its discretion, allow a holder of a Temporary License to apply for more than twelve licenses.

(f) The application for a temporary license shall include information regarding the experience in the medical physics specialty completed by the renewal applicant during the previous one-year period.

(g) The work experience must be under the supervision of a licensed medical physicist holding a license in the specialty area. The work experience must be completed in accordance with a supervision plan approved by the board, signed by both the supervisor and the temporary license holder. The supervision plan shall describe the duration of personal, direct and general supervision with particular attention to the aspects of the work of the temporary licensee that could have the greatest effect on the safety of patients, personnel or the public. The board may audit supervision plans for compliance with this section.

(h) A supervisor shall supervise no more than two temporary license holders or their full time equivalents, unless approved by the executive director. Supervisors in a CAMPEP approved medical physics training may supervise more than two temporary license holders without approval by the executive director.

(i) A supervisor shall assume responsibility for all of the work conducted under his or her supervision. A supervisor shall approve and sign all formal work product of the temporary license holder, such as reports of machine calibrations, shielding designs, treatment plan reviews, patient specific quality assurance measurements, treatment record reviews, and equipment evaluations.

(j) The application procedures set out in § 160.8 of this chapter (relating to Application Procedures) shall apply.

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