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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 16TEXAS BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 343CONTESTED CASE PROCEDURE
RULE §343.5Licensure of Persons with a History of Substance Abuse

(a) The board may deny a license to or discipline an applicant/respondent who has been found to have a history of substance abuse.

(b) In review of a complaint alleging intemperate use of drugs or alcohol by a respondent/applicant, the board shall consider the following evidence in determining the respondent's/applicant's present fitness to practice physical therapy:

  (1) documentation demonstrating the degree of sobriety obtained;

  (2) documentation showing completion of a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program;

  (3) evidence of participation in board-accepted aftercare;

  (4) a current status report from a drug/alcohol abuse counselor or board-accepted aftercare sponsor; and

  (5) notarized letters of recommendation.

(c) The burden to provide the foregoing documentation to the board shall be solely at the expense of the respondent/applicant.

(d) Provided that the licensee participates in a substance abuse recovery program acceptable to the board, the license may continue on a probationary status with conditions set forth by the full board. Failure to comply and maintain the complete condition of the probation will cause immediate revocation of the license.


Source Note: The provisions of this §343.5 adopted to be effective January 7, 1992, 16 TexReg 7645.

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