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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 3TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 72FEES, LICENSE APPLICATIONS, AND RENEWALS
RULE §72.20Requirements for Out-Of-State Applicants

(a) An individual who is licensed in another state or foreign country shall be issued a license under the following circumstances:

  (1) The applicant must be licensed in good standing as a doctor of chiropractic in another state, the District of Columbia, a territory of the United States, or a foreign country, that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Texas Chiropractic Act, and must furnish proof of such licensure on board forms provided. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "substantially equivalent" means that the jurisdiction from which the doctor is requesting licensure has, or had at the time of licensure, equivalent practices and requirements in the following areas:

    (A) scope of practice;

    (B) continuing education;

    (C) license renewal;

    (D) enforcement practices;

    (E) examination requirements;

    (F) undergraduate education requirements;

    (G) chiropractic education requirements.

  (2) The applicant must have passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Examination Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy, or the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners SPEC Examination with a grade of 375 or better and must request a true and correct copy of the applicant's score report be sent directly to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

  (3) The applicant must not have failed a licensure exam conducted by the Board within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application for a license.

  (4) The applicant must not have been the subject of a disciplinary action in any jurisdiction in which the applicant is, or has been, licensed and the applicant must not be the subject of a pending investigation in any jurisdiction in which the applicant is, or has been, licensed.

  (5) The applicant must sit for and pass the Texas jurisprudence examination with a grade of 75% or better.

  (6) For the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, the applicant must have:

    (A) practiced chiropractic; or

    (B) practiced as a chiropractic educator at a chiropractic school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

(b) Application and fee. The candidate for licensure will be subject to all application requirements required by §72.2 of this title (relating to Application for Licensure) and subject to the applicable fees established under §78.6 of this title (relating to Required Fees).

(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the Board waives the license application and examination fees paid to the state for an applicant who is a military service member, military veteran, or military spouse who holds a current license issued by another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license to practice chiropractic in Texas. For purposes of this section, "military spouse" means a person who is married to a military service member.


Source Note: The provisions of this §72.20 adopted to be effective January 29, 2015, 40 TexReg 379; amended to be effective November 24, 2015, 40 TexReg 8212; transferred effective November 1, 2018, as published in the Texas Register October 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 6963

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