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RULE §188.14Discipline of Perfusionists

(a) The board, upon finding a perfusionist has committed any of the acts set forth in §188.13 of this chapter (relating to Grounds for Denial of Licensure and for Disciplinary Action), may enter an order imposing one or more of the allowable actions set forth under §603.151 and §603.401 of the Act including:

  (1) deny the person's application for a license or other authorization to practice as a perfusionist;

  (2) administer a public reprimand;

  (3) order revocation, suspension, limitation, or restriction of a perfusionist's license, or other authorization to practice as a perfusionist, including limiting the practice of the person to, or excluding from the practice, one or more specified activities of the practice as a perfusionist or stipulating periodic board review;

  (4) require a perfusionist to submit to care, counseling, or treatment by a health care practitioner designated by the board;

  (5) order the perfusionist to perform public service;

  (6) require the perfusionist to complete additional training;

  (7) require the perfusionist to participate in continuing education programs; or

  (8) assess an administrative penalty against the perfusionist.

(b) The board may stay enforcement of any order and place the perfusionist on probation. The board shall retain the right to vacate the probationary stay and enforce the original order for noncompliance with the terms of probation or to impose any other remedial measures or sanctions authorized by subsection (a) of this section in addition to or instead of enforcing the original order.

(c) The time period of an order shall be extended for any period of time in which the person subject to an order subsequently resides or practices outside this state or for any period during which the person's license is subsequently cancelled for nonpayment of licensure fees.

Source Note: The provisions of this §188.14 adopted to be effective July 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 4828

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