|(a) Applications for licensure shall be expedited by
the board's licensure division provided the applicant meets the criteria
for applying for licensure under §163.2(d) of this title (relating
to Full Texas Medical License) or submits an affidavit stating that:
(1) the applicant intends to practice in a rural community
as determined by the Office of Rural Health Initiatives; or
(2) the applicant intends to practice medicine in a
medically underserved area or health professional shortage area designated
by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that
has a shortage of physicians.
(b) Applications for licensure by certain psychiatrists
shall be expedited by the board's licensure division.
(1) To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following
(A) holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine
issued by another state;
(B) is board certified in psychiatry by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board
of Neurology and Psychiatry; and
(C) is not ineligible for licensure under §155.003(e)
of the Medical Practice Act.
(2) The board's licensure division shall review all
applications upon receipt to determine whether an applicant is eligible
for expedited licensure.
(3) Subsection (b) of this section is effective September
1, 2017, and expires on January 1, 2022.
(c) Applications for licensure by certain physicians
licensed in other states or Canada for a certain period of years shall
be expedited by the board's licensure division.
(d) An applicant who meets the criteria set out in
Tex. Occ. Code, Section 155.0561, shall be deemed to have met the
requirements of Tex. Occ. Code, Section 155.003.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §163.13 adopted to be effective January 6, 2002, 26 TexReg 10865; amended to be effective November 30, 2003, 28 TexReg 10480; amended to be effective February 28, 2011, 36 TexReg 1275; amended to be effective January 20, 2014, 39 TexReg 273; amended to be effective November 26, 2017, 42 TexReg 6510; amended to be effective January 5, 2020, 45 TexReg 152