Texas Administrative Code
Section 167.3 - Disposition of Application for Request for Reissuance of a Revoked License

Universal Citation: 22 TX Admin Code ยง 167.3

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

Pursuant to the Medical Practice Act, § 164.151 and the Administrative Procedure Act, Government Code, § 2001.056, the following rules shall apply to the dispositions of any applications for reissuance of a license to practice medicine.

(1) The board may make an informal disposition of any application for reissuance of a medical license following revocation by stipulation, agreed order, agreed settlement or default.

(2) In the event the board makes such a disposition of an application for reissuance of a medical license following revocation, the disposition shall be in writing and, if appropriate, the writing shall be signed by the applicant.

(3) If an opportunity to appear before a committee of the board is provided to an applicant, the applicant shall be provided with written notice of the hearing including the date and time and allegations to the last mailing address of the applicant or the applicant's attorney on file with the board. The applicant shall also be provided with written notice of the time, date and location of the committee hearing and the rules governing the proceeding.

(4) The committee hearing shall allow:

(A) board staff to present a synopsis of the allegations and the facts that supported the revocation of the applicant's medical license, and to address whether it is in the best interest of the public and the physician to return to the practice of medicine;

(B) the applicant the opportunity to reply to the board staff's presentation and offer relevant evidence;

(C) representation of the applicant by counsel; and

(D) presentation of oral or written statements by the applicant or the applicant's counsel.

(5) At the conclusion of the applicant's presentation, the committee shall make a recommendation for disposition of the application for reissuance which may include:

(A) deferral pending receipt of additional information;

(B) denial of the request for reissuance;

(C) reissuance of an unrestricted license; or

(D) reissuance of a restricted license subject to any reasonable restrictions or conditions authorized by the Act and any other remedial actions found to be in the public's best interest.

(6) An applicant who is offered a restricted license may either accept or reject the recommendations proposed by the committee. If the applicant accepts the recommendations, the applicant shall execute the agreement in the form of an agreed order. If the applicant rejects the proposed agreement, the applicant shall be given the option of requesting judicial review in the manner provided by § 164.009 of the Act.

(7) Following acceptance and execution by the applicant of the agreement to restrictions on the applicant's license, the application for reissuance and the agreed order shall be submitted to the board for approval.

(A) Upon an affirmative majority vote, the board shall enter an order approving the proposed reissuance of licensure subject to restrictions or conditions. The order shall bear the signature of the president of the board or of the officer presiding at such meeting and shall be referenced in the minutes of the board.

(B) If the board does not approve the proposed order or otherwise denies the applicant's application for reissuance, the applicant shall be so informed and the board's decision shall be subject to judicial review in the manner provided by § 164.009 of the Act.

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