|(a) Acupuncturists licensed under the Act shall register
biennially and pay a fee. An acupuncturist may renew an unexpired
license by submitting the required form and by paying the required
renewal fee to the acupuncture board on or before the expiration date.
The fee shall accompany a written application which legibly sets forth
the licensee's name, mailing address, the place or places where the
licensee is engaged in the practice of acupuncture, and other necessary
information prescribed by the acupuncture board.
(b) Falsification of an affidavit or submission of
false information to obtain renewal of a license shall subject an
acupuncturist to denial of a license renewal or to discipline pursuant
to §205.351 of the Act.
(c) If the renewal fee and completed application form
are not received on or before the expiration date, penalty fees will
be imposed as outlined in §175.3(3) of this title (relating to
(d) If an acupuncturist's permit has been expired for
90 days or less, the acupuncturist may obtain a new permit by submitting
to the board a completed permit application, the registration fee,
as defined in §175.2(3) of this title (relating to Registration
and Renewal Fees) and the penalty fee, as defined in §175.3(3)(A)
of this title.
(e) If an acupuncturist's permit has been expired for
more than 90 days, but less than one year, the acupuncturist may obtain
a new permit by submitting to the board a completed permit application,
the registration fee, as defined in §175.2(3) of this title and
the penalty fee, as defined in §175.3(3)(B) of this title.
(f) If an acupuncturist's registration permit has been
expired for one year or longer, the acupuncturist's license is automatically
canceled, unless an investigation is pending, and the acupuncturist
may not register for a new permit.
(g) Practicing acupuncture after an acupuncturist's
permit has expired under subsection (c) of this section, without obtaining
a new registration permit for the current registration period, has
the same effect as, and is subject to all penalties of, practicing
acupuncture without a license.
(h) A military service member who holds an acupuncture
license in Texas is entitled to two years of additional time to complete
any other requirement related to the renewal of the military service
|Source Note: The provisions of this §183.5 adopted to be effective May 16, 1994, 19 TexReg 3366; amended to be effective September 21, 2000, 25 TexReg 9217; amended to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10866; amended to be effective January 4, 2007, 31 TexReg 10799; amended to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4826; amended to be effective September 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 5777