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RULE §72.15Temporary License

(a) A person licensed as a chiropractor in good standing in another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States may practice chiropractic as defined by the Occupations Code, §201.002 and provide chiropractic services to individuals, groups, or organizations within the State of Texas for a period of time not to exceed 30 days within a calendar year as provided by this section. A person applying for temporary privileges shall apply in writing, to the board, on a form prescribed by the board, at least 14 days prior to the expected working days in Texas. The executive director of the board, at his or her discretion, may accept an application within a lesser time period if the applicant has submitted a full and complete application. The application must include a description of the chiropractic services to be performed and the event, meeting, or function at which the services are to be performed, identification of the persons to be treated, the specific dates the services are to be performed, and documentation of eligibility as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) An applicant for a temporary license must have a current, active, and unrestricted license, without any pending disciplinary proceedings, as a chiropractor in another state, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States. An applicant must submit with the application:

  (1) a statement which has a notary seal or a state seal from the appropriate chiropractic licensing agency in another jurisdiction confirming that the applicant has an active license and is in good standing with that jurisdiction, with no pending disciplinary orders or proceedings against the applicant; and

  (2) a letter of invitation or other document from the sponsoring entity showing that the applicant is invited or authorized to participate and to provide chiropractic services at a scheduled event, meeting, or other function in Texas.

(c) A person granted temporary privileges under this section shall abide by the rules of the board during the period the privileges are in effect. The granting of a temporary license constitutes limited authority to practice chiropractic in Texas only within the scope of services and in connection with the persons to be treated as described in the application and approved by the executive director. A person granted temporary privileges may not provide chiropractic services to the general public at an event, meeting, or other function, or at any other location in Texas. Violations of the Chiropractic Act, board rules, or the temporary license will subject the temporary licensee to disciplinary action by the board.

(d) This section does not apply to those persons who reside or who are in the process of establishing residence in Texas or who provide or intend to provide chiropractic services primarily in Texas. This section cannot be used as an entry to licensure in Texas.

Source Note: The provisions of this §72.15 adopted to be effective January 29, 2015, 40 TexReg 379; transferred effective November 1, 2018, as published in the Texas Register October 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 6963

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