|(a) The Executive Director may designate certain individuals
and groups that have an interest in matters under the board's jurisdiction
as a stakeholder group and who submit an application on a required
form to the board.
(b) Input shall be sought from the stakeholder group
on draft board rules prior to submitting the rules to the Texas Medical
Board for approval, as appropriate.
(c) A rule adopted under this chapter may not be challenged
on the grounds that the advisory board did not comply with this section.
If the advisory board was unable to solicit a significant amount of
input from the public or affected persons early in the rulemaking
process, the board shall state in writing the reasons why it was unable
to do so.