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RULE §103.11Reinstatement of a Cancelled License

The Board may reinstate a cancelled Texas dental hygiene license to active status, provided the license holder submits an application for reinstatement on a form prescribed by the Board, pays the appropriate fees due at the time application is made, and meets the requirements of this subsection.

  (1) An applicant who, at the time of application for reinstatement, is practicing dental hygiene in another state, or territory outside of the United States, and has practiced dental hygiene actively within the two years immediately preceding the date of application, shall provide:

    (A) verification of licensure and disciplinary history from all state board(s) of dentistry where the licensee has held a license;

    (B) proof of active practice within the two years preceding the application;

    (C) proof that the licensee has taken and passed the Texas jurisprudence assessment administered by the Board or an entity designated by the Board within one year immediately prior to application;

    (D) proof of successful completion of a current course in basic life support;

    (E) proof of completion of 12 hours of continuing education, taken within the 12 months preceding the date the application is received by the Board. All hours shall be taken in accordance with the requirements for continuing education as mandated by Chapter 104 of this title (relating to Continuing Education); and

    (F) proof of submission of fingerprints for the retrieval of criminal history record information.

  (2) An applicant whose license has been expired for one year or more, who has not actively practiced for at least two years immediately preceding the request for reinstatement of a cancelled license, must submit proof that the applicant has taken and passed the appropriate clinical examination administered by a regional examining board designated by the Board as required by §103.2 of this chapter (relating to Licensure by Examination) pursuant to §257.002(d) of the Dental Practice Act.

  (3) An applicant who applies to reinstate a cancelled license must comply with all other applicable provisions of the Dental Practice Act and Board rules.

  (4) An applicant who applies to reinstate a cancelled license must have been in compliance or satisfied all conditions of any Board order that may have been in effect at the time the license was cancelled.

  (5) The Board may, in its discretion as necessary to safeguard public health and safety, require compliance with other reasonable conditions in considering a request to reinstate a cancelled license.

Source Note: The provisions of this §103.11 adopted to be effective June 25, 2020, 45 TexReg 4200

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