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RULE §199.4Charges for Copies of Public Records

(a) Charges. The charge to any person requesting copies of any public record of the Texas Medical Board will be the charges established by the Office of the Attorney General.

(b) Routine items. All charges for routinely requested items shall be based upon the charges established by the Office of the Attorney General. A current price list may be requested from the Pre-Licensure, Registration, and Consumer Services Department of the Board. Upon written request, the board shall provide copies of routinely requested items, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  (1) Board Rules;

  (2) Medical Practice Act;

  (3) Board Action Data;

  (4) New Physician List;

  (5) Physician Directory; and

  (6) Complete Electronic Database:

    (A) Licensed Physician Database;

    (B) Licensed Physician Assistant Database; and

    (C) Licensed Acupuncturist Database.

(c) Certified copies. Upon written request, the Texas Medical Board will certify any public records of the board. The cost for certifying copies of public records provided pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act shall be $5.00 per record or document. This cost shall be in addition to any other costs charged for providing the requested document or record, including, but not limited to, copying, retrieving, or mailing of the document or record.

(d) Waiver of charges. Copies of public records shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge if the executive director determines that waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest, and that furnishing the information can be considered as primarily benefiting the general public.

Source Note: The provisions of this §199.4 adopted to be effective August 2, 1995, 20 TexReg 5240; amended to be effective January 7, 2001, 25 TexReg 12977; amended to be effective November 7, 2004, 29 TexReg 10115; amended to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9631; amended to be effective June 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 3922

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