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RULE §160.11Provisional License

(a) A provisional license may be issued to a person who is currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction and who:

  (1) has been licensed or certified in good standing as a practitioner of medical or radiological physics for at least two years in another jurisdiction, including a foreign county, that has licensing or certification requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Act;

  (2) has passed a national or other examination recognized by the board relating to the practice of medical or radiological physics;

  (3) is sponsored by a person licensed as a medical physicist in Texas with whom the provisional license holder will practice under this section; and

  (4) has submitted a complete and legible set of fingerprints for purpose of performing a criminal history check of the applicant for provisional license.

(b) Upon formal written request, the board may waive the requirement set out in subsection (a)(3) of this section if it is determined that compliance with subsection (a)(3) of this section would cause undue hardship to the applicant.

(c) The board must complete the processing of a provisional license holder's application for license within 180 days after the provisional license was issued. The board may extend the 180-day deadline to allow for the receipt of pending examination results.

(d) A provisional license is valid until the date the board approves or denies the provisional license holder's application for a license.

(e) A provisional license expires on the earlier of:

  (1) the date the board issues the provisional license holder a full Texas medical physicist license or denies the provisional license holder's application for a license; or

  (2) upon determination by the executive director that the provisional license holder is ineligible for licensure.

Source Note: The provisions of this §160.11 adopted to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4819

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