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RULE §160.23Disciplinary Process or Discipline of Medical Physicists

(a) The board, upon finding a medical physicist has committed any of the acts set forth in §§160.20, 160.24, and 160.25 of this title (relating to Grounds for Denial of Licensure and for Disciplinary Action, Code of Ethics and Impaired Medical Physicists), may enter an order imposing one or more of the following:

  (1) deny the person's application for a license or other authorization to practice as a medical physicist;

  (2) administer a public reprimand;

  (3) order revocation, suspension, limitation, or restriction of a medical physicist's license, or other authorization to practice as a medical physicist, including limiting the practice of the person to, or excluding from the practice, one or more specified activities of the practice as a medical physicist or stipulating periodic board review;

  (4) require a medical physicist to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by a health care practitioner designated by the board;

  (5) order the medical physicist to perform public service;

  (6) require the medical physicist to complete additional training;

  (7) require the medical physicist to participate in continuing education programs; or

  (8) assess an administrative penalty against the medical physicist.

(b) The board may stay enforcement of any order and place the medical physicist on probation. The board shall retain the right to vacate the probationary stay and enforce the original order for noncompliance with the terms of probation or to impose any other remedial measures or sanctions authorized by subsection (a) of this section in addition to or instead of enforcing the original order.

(c) The time period of an order shall be extended for any period of time in which the person subject to an order subsequently resides or practices outside this state or for any period during which the person's license is subsequently canceled for nonpayment of licensure fees.

Source Note: The provisions of this §160.23 adopted to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4819

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