| (iii) For a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude,
the provisions of §164.051(a)(2) of the Medical Practice Act
and §205.351(a)(7) of the Acupuncture Act, may be based on either
conviction or a form of deferred adjudication, and therefore the board
determines that the requirements of these licensing acts are stricter
than the requirements of Chapter 53 and the board is not required
to comply with Chapter 53, pursuant to §153.0045 of the Act.
(iv) The Medical Practice Act and the Acupuncture Act
do not authorize disciplinary action based on conviction for a misdemeanor
that does not involve moral turpitude. The Physician Assistant Act
does not authorize disciplinary action based on conviction for a misdemeanor.
Therefore these licensing acts are not stricter than the requirements
of Chapter 53 in those situations. In such situations, the conviction
will be considered to directly relate to the practice of medicine
if the act:
(I) arose out of the practice of medicine, as defined
by the Act;
(II) arose out of the practice location of the physician;
(III) involves a patient or former patient;
(IV) involves any other health professional with whom
the physician has or has had a professional relationship;
(V) involves the prescribing, sale, distribution, or
use of any dangerous drug or controlled substance; or
(VI) involves the billing for or any financial arrangement
regarding any medical service;
(v) Misdemeanors involving moral turpitude. Misdemeanors
involving moral turpitude, within the meaning of the Act, are those
(I) have been found by Texas state courts to be misdemeanors
of moral turpitude;
(II) involve dishonesty, fraud, deceit, misrepresentation,
(III) reflect adversely on a licensee's honesty, trustworthiness,
or fitness to practice under the scope of the person's license.
(vi) Those misdemeanors found by state Texas courts
not to be crimes of moral turpitude are not misdemeanors of moral
turpitude within the meaning of the Act.
(C) In accordance with §164.058 of the Act, the
board shall suspend the license of a licensee serving a prison term
in a state or federal penitentiary during the term of the incarceration
regardless of the offense.
(7) Violations of the Health and Safety Code. In accordance
with §164.055 of the Act, the Board shall take appropriate disciplinary
action against a physician who violates §170.002 or Chapter 171,
Texas Health and Safety Code.
(8) For purposes of §164.051(a)(4)(C) of the Texas
Occupations Code, any use of a substance listed in Schedule I, as
established by the Commissioner of the Department of State Health
Services under Chapter 481, or as established under the Comprehensive
Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. §801
et seq.) constitutes excessive use of such substance.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §190.8 adopted to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10496; amended to be effective July 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 6092; amended to be effective January 25, 2006, 31 TexReg 396; amended to be effective July 3, 2007, 32 TexReg 3994; amended to be effective June 24, 2009, 34 TexReg 4124; amended to be effective October 3, 2010, 35 TexReg 8754; amended to be effective June 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 3921; amended to be effective December 18, 2011, 36 TexReg 8378; amended to be effective July 4, 2012, 37 TexReg 4929; amended to be effective December 23, 2012, 37 TexReg 9774; amended to be effective August 3, 2014, 39 TexReg 5750; amended to be effectiveDecember 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 9345; amended to be effective June 3, 2015, 40 TexReg 3159; amended to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4835; amended to be effective February 22, 2018, 43 TexReg 863; amended to be effective July 22, 2018, 43 TexReg 4750