|(a) An applicant who does not meet all of the prerequisites
for a particular license under Chapter 501, may petition the Council
for a waiver or modification of the prerequisite(s). An applicant
may not petition for the waiver or modification of the degree required
for the particular license sought or passage of the requisite examinations.
(b) The Council may waive or modify a prerequisite
for obtaining a license under Chapter 501, subject to subsection (a)
of this section, if:
(1) the prerequisite is not mandated by federal law,
the state constitution or statute, or 22 TAC Part 41; and
(2) the failure or inability to meet the prerequisite
was due to a disaster declared under Chapter 418 of the Government
Code or under similar authority in another jurisdiction.
(c) The Council may approve or deny a petition under
this rule, and in the case of approval, may condition the approval
on reasonable terms and conditions designed to ensure the applicant's
education, training, and experience provide reasonable assurance that
the applicant has the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level
practice under the license sought.