|(a) Surgical assistants licensed by the board shall
register biennially and pay a fee. A surgical assistant may, on notification
from the board, renew an unexpired licensed by submitting a required
form and paying the required renewal fee to the board on or before
the expiration date of the license. The fee shall accompany a written
application that sets forth the licensee's name, mailing address,
the address of each of the licensee's offices, and other necessary
information prescribed by the board.
(b) The board may prorate the length of the initial
surgical assistant registration and registration fees, so that registrations
expire on a single date, regardless of the board meeting at which
the surgical assistant is licensed.
(c) The board shall provide written notice to each
practitioner at the practitioner's address of record at least 30 days
prior to the expiration date of the license.
(d) Within 30 days of a surgical assistant's change
of mailing or office address from the address on file with the board,
a surgical assistant shall notify the board in writing of such change.
(e) A licensee shall furnish a written explanation
of his or her affirmative answer to any question asked on the application
for license renewal, if requested by the board. This explanation shall
include all details as the board may request and shall be furnished
within 14 days of the date of the board's request.
(f) Falsification of an affidavit or submission of
false information to obtain renewal of a license shall subject a surgical
assistant to denial of the renewal and/or to discipline pursuant to §206.301
of the Act.
(g) Expired Annual Registration Permits.
(1) If a surgical assistant's registration permit has
been expired for 90 days or less, the surgical assistant may obtain
a new permit by submitting to the board a completed permit application,
the registration fee, and the penalty fee, as defined in §175.3(6)
of this title (relating to Penalties).
(2) If a surgical assistant's registration permit has
been expired for longer than 90 days but less than one year, the surgical
assistant may obtain a new permit by submitting a completed permit
application, the registration fee, and a penalty fee as defined in §175.3(6)
of this title.
(3) If a surgical assistant's registration permit has
been expired for one year or longer, the surgical assistant's license
is automatically canceled, unless an investigation is pending, and
the surgical assistant may not obtain a new permit.
(4) A surgical assistant may not hold himself out as
a licensed surgical assistant if he holds an expired permit.
(h) A military service member who holds a surgical
assistant license in Texas is entitled to two years of additional
time to complete any other requirement related to the renewal of the
military service member's license.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §184.8 adopted to be effective June 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 5205; amended to be effective March 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 1884; amended to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10493; amended to be effective July 3, 2007, 32 TexReg 3994; amended to be effective August 10, 2008, 33 TexReg 6135; amended to be effective January 20, 2014, 39 TexReg 282; amended to be effective January 24, 2016, 41 TexReg 623; amended to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4827