|(a) This section applies to an individual who is an
active duty member of the United States armed forces or a veteran.
(b) The Board shall exempt an individual from any fee
or penalty for failing to timely renew a license if the failure was
due to the individual's service on active military duty.
(c) The Board may issue a license to a military member
or veteran who:
(1) holds a current license issued by another state
with requirements substantially similar to Texas Occupations Code
Chapter 201; or
(2) held a license in Texas that expired while the
individual lived in another state for at least six months within the
five years preceding the application date.
(d) The Board may allow a military member or veteran
to show competency by other means to meet the licensing requirements,
(2) continuing education courses;
(3) examination results (including the National Board
of Chiropractic Examiners parts I - IV and physiotherapy, or the National
Board of Chiropractic Examiners SPEC examination);
(4) letters of good standing or recommendation;
(5) work experience; or
(6) other methods approved by the executive director.
(e) A military member or veteran seeking a license
shall submit an application with proof of the requirements under this
(f) A military member or veteran under subsection (c)(1)
of this section shall be exempt from application and exam fees.
(g) A military member or veteran under subsection (c)(2)
of this section shall pay application and exam fees.
(h) A military member or veteran seeking a license
under this section shall undergo a criminal history background check.