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RULE §166.7Report of Impairment on Registration Form

(a) A licensee who reports an impairment that affects the licensee's ability to actively practice medicine as defined by §163.11(a) of this title (relating to Active Practice of Medicine) shall be given written notice of the following:

  (1) based on the licensee's impairment, the licensee may request:

    (A) to be placed on retired status pursuant to §166.3 of this title (relating to Retired Physician Exception);

    (B) to have the licensee's license converted to an administrative medicine license as defined under §172.17 of this title (relating to Limited License for Practice of Administrative Medicine) if the licensee's impairment is solely physical, however, the licensee will not be required to comply with §172.17(d) of this title regarding initial application for a administrative medicine license;

    (C) to cancel the licensee's license pursuant to §196.1 of this title (relating to Relinquishment of License); or

    (D) to be referred to the Texas Physician Health Program pursuant to Chapter 180 of this title (relating to Texas Physician Health Program and Rehabilitation Orders); and

  (2) that failure to respond to the written notice or otherwise not comply with paragraph (1) of this subsection within 45 days shall result in a referral to the Board's Investigation Division for possible disciplinary action.

(b) The Board shall provide written notice as described in subsection (a) of this section within 30 days of receipt of the licensee's registration form indicating the licensee's impairment.

Source Note: The provisions of this §166.7 adopted to be effective May 5, 2011, 36 TexReg 2727

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