|(a) A provisional license may be issued to a person
who is currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction and
(1) has been licensed or certified in good standing
as a practitioner of medical or radiological physics for at least
two years in another jurisdiction, including a foreign county, that
has licensing or certification requirements substantially equivalent
to the requirements of the Act;
(2) has passed a national or other examination recognized
by the board relating to the practice of medical or radiological physics;
(3) is sponsored by a person licensed as a medical
physicist in Texas with whom the provisional license holder will practice
under this section; and
(4) has submitted a complete and legible set of fingerprints
for purpose of performing a criminal history check of the applicant
for provisional license.
(b) Upon formal written request, the board may waive
the requirement set out in subsection (a)(3) of this section if it
is determined that compliance with subsection (a)(3) of this section
would cause undue hardship to the applicant.
(c) The board must complete the processing of a provisional
license holder's application for license within 180 days after the
provisional license was issued. The board may extend the 180-day deadline
to allow for the receipt of pending examination results.
(d) A provisional license is valid until the date the
board approves or denies the provisional license holder's application
for a license.
(e) A provisional license expires on the earlier of:
(1) the date the board issues the provisional license
holder a full Texas medical physicist license or denies the provisional
license holder's application for a license; or
(2) upon determination by the executive director that
the provisional license holder is ineligible for licensure.