|(a) Absent action by the department against the applicant
under §140.426 of this title (relating to Disciplinary Actions),
the department will issue the applicable form of license under this
subchapter when the applicant has met all requirements and paid all
required fees for the license.
(b) All licensees under this subchapter shall keep
current versions of the certificate of licensure and the department's
public complaint notice containing the current name, mailing address,
and telephone number for the department, and a statement that a complaint
against a licensee under this subchapter may be directed to the department,
prominently displayed in their place of business. LCDCs may apply
an adhesive label issued by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction
Professionals with the designation and expiration date of any other
related certification held by the license holder that is approved
by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium or another
person approved by the department.
(c) A licensee shall not duplicate a licensure certificate
to obtain a second copy of the license. A licensee may obtain an official
duplicate certificate from the department by submitting a written
request and the fee specified in §140.403 of this title (relating
(d) The department will replace a lost or damaged certificate
if the licensee provides:
(1) the remnants of the original licensure certificate
(2) the original licensure certificate and copy of
legal documents (for a name change);
(3) the original licensure certificate (for printing
(4) a notarized statement if the licensure certificate
has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.
(e) A license replaced because of a printing error
or mail damage will be replaced without cost, but all other replacements
of licensure certificates require a fee, as specified in §140.403
of this title.
(f) LCDCs and CCSs shall notify the department in writing
within 30 days of a change in name, address, or telephone number.
(g) The licensee shall return the original licensure
certificate if it is relinquished, suspended, revoked, or voluntarily
(h) All licensees shall remain knowledgeable of and
abide by applicable statutes and rules and their amendments.
(i) A licensee may at any time voluntarily offer to
relinquish his or her license for any reason, without compulsion.
(1) The original licensure certificate may be delivered
to the department by hand or postal delivery.
(2) If there is no complaint pending against the licensee,
the department may accept the relinquishment and void the applicable
(3) If a complaint is pending, the procedures for acceptance
of a license surrender are set out in §140.429 of this title
(relating to Voluntary Surrender of License, Certification, or Registration
In Response to a Complaint).
(4) A license that has been surrendered and accepted
may not be reinstated. However, a person may apply for a new license
in accordance with the Act and this subchapter.