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RULE §72.3Qualifications

(a) All applicants must comply with the application process and license requirements in the Chiropractic Act, Subchapter G of Chapter 201 of the Occupations Code.

(b) The board may deny an application for a chiropractic license if it receives information from an administering entity that the applicant has defaulted on a student loan or has breached a student loan repayment contract or scholarship contract by failing to perform his or her service obligation under the contract. The board may rescind a denial under this subsection upon receipt of information from an administering entity that the applicant whose application was denied is now in good standing. For the purposes of this subsection, "good standing" means that the applicant has:

  (1) entered into an agreement with the administering entity to:

    (A) repay the student loan;

    (B) perform the service obligation; or

    (C) pay any damages required by the student loan repayment contract or scholarship contract; or

  (2) taken other action resulting in the applicant no longer being in default on the loan or in breach of a repayment or scholarship contract.

(c) For each student admitted a Chiropractic College must document and retain evidence in the student's file regarding the basis upon which the student was judged to be qualified for admission, and clearly inform the student at the time of admission that limitations of practice venue and licensure might occur. Students must demonstrate that qualifications for student acceptance and resultant enrollment are appropriate to the program objectives, goals and educational mission of the program or institution. Each student admitted to begin the study of chiropractic on the basis of academic credentials from institutions within the United States must meet the following requirements:

  (1) All applicants must furnish proof of having earned a minimum of 90 semester hour credits of courses at an institution or institutions accredited by a nationally recognized agency not including courses included in a doctor of chiropractic degree program.

  (2) All applicants must present proof of graduation from a bona fide Chiropractic College that is accredited by chiropractic educational accrediting body that is a member of the Councils on Chiropractic Education International.

Source Note: The provisions of this §72.3 adopted to be effective January 29, 2015, 40 TexReg 378

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