|(a) Perfusionists licensed by the board shall register
biennially and pay a fee. A perfusionist may, on notification from
the board, renew an unexpired licensed by submitting a required form
and paying the required renewal fee to the board on or before the
expiration date of the license. The fee shall accompany a written
application that sets forth the licensee's name, mailing address,
the address of each of the licensee's offices, and other necessary
information prescribed by the board.
(b) An applicant renewing a license shall submit a
complete and legible set of fingerprints for purposes of performing
a criminal history check of the applicant if required, as provided
by §603.3031 of the Act.
(c) The board may prorate the length of the initial
perfusionist registration and registration fees, so that registrations
expire on a single date, regardless of the board meeting at which
the perfusionist is licensed.
(d) The board shall provide written notice to each
practitioner at the practitioner's address of record at least 30 days
prior to the expiration date of the license.
(e) Within 30 days of a perfusionist's change of mailing
or office address from the address on file with the board, a perfusionist
shall notify the board in writing of such change.
(f) A licensee shall furnish a written explanation
of his or her affirmative answer to any question asked on the application
for license renewal, if requested by the board. This explanation shall
include all details as the board may request and shall be furnished
within 14 days of the date of the board's request.
(g) The board may deny renewal of a license, pursuant
to §603.401 of the Act, under the following circumstances:
(1) A licensee's falsification of a renewal application
or submission of false information to obtain renewal of a license;
(2) A licensee's violation of the Act or rules;
(3) A licensee's default on a student loan as provided
by the Education Code, §57.491 relating to student loan default;
(4) A licensee's default on a child support obligation
as provided by the Texas Family Code, Title 5, Subtitle D, Chapter
(h) The board shall deny renewal of the license of
a person for whom a contested case is pending until resolution of
the case, but such individual remains licensed pending resolution
of the contested case, if timely application for renewal is made.
(i) The board may refuse to renew the license of a
person who fails to pay an administrative penalty imposed under the
Act, unless enforcement of the penalty is stayed or a court has ordered
that the administrative penalty is not owed.
(j) Expired Annual Registration License.
(1) If a perfusionist's license has been expired for
90 days or less, the perfusionist may obtain a new license by submitting
to the board a completed license application and fee, and the penalty
fee, as defined in §175.3 of this title (relating to Penalties).
(2) If a perfusionist's license has been expired for
longer than 90 days, but less than one year, the perfusionist may
obtain a new license by submitting a completed application and fee,
and a penalty fee as defined in §175.3 of this title.
(3) If a perfusionist's license has been expired for
one year or longer, the perfusionist's license is automatically canceled,
unless an investigation is pending, and the perfusionist may not obtain
a new license.
(4) A perfusionist may not hold himself out as a licensed
perfusionist if he holds an expired license. Practicing perfusion
after a perfusionist's license has expired under this subsection without
obtaining a new registration license for the current registration
period has the same effect as, and is subject to all penalties of,
practicing perfusion without a license.
(k) A military service member who holds a perfusionist
license in Texas is entitled to two years of additional time to complete
any other requirement related to the renewal of the military service
(l) Renewal of Expired License by Out-Of-State Practitioner.
(1) The board may renew, without reexamination, an
expired license of a person who was licensed as a perfusionist in
this state, moved to another state, and is licensed or certified and
has been in practice in the other state for the two years preceding
the date the person applies for renewal of the expired license in
(2) The person must pay to the board a fee that is
equal to the amount of the renewal fee for the license.