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TITLE 22 EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 5STATE BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 102FEES
RULE §102.1Fees
ISSUE 05/17/2024
ACTION Final/Adopted
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Effective May 23, 2024, the Board has established the following reasonable and necessary fees for the administration of its function. Upon initial licensure or registration, and at each renewal, the fees provided in subsections (b) - (d) of this section shall be due and payable to the Board.

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(b)Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §554.006, the Board shall assess a reasonable and necessary fee on dental licensure and renewal sufficient to permit the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to operate the prescription monitoring program described by Texas Health and Safety Code §§481.075, 481.076, and 481.0761. The Board shall assess the fee in accordance with the General Appropriations Act for the respective biennium applicable for the licensure or renewal period, and in compliance with any other applicable Texas law.

(c)Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2054.252, the Board shall assess a reasonable and necessary fee on all licensure/registration and renewal types sufficient to cover the cost of subscription fees to permit the Texas Department of Information Resources to implement the state internet portal Texas.gov. The Board shall assess the fee in accordance with Texas Department of Information Resources approved fee rates, and in compliance with any other applicable Texas law.

(d)Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §254.010(b)(3), the Board shall assess a reasonable and necessary fee on dental, dental hygiene, and registered dental assistant licensure/registration and renewal types sufficient to permit the monitoring of disciplinary action taken against license and registration holders through reports filed with the National Practitioner Data Bank. The Board shall assess the fee in accordance with the approved fees announced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for query and monitoring of practitioners.

(e)The Board shall make available a list of all applicable fees under subsections (a) - (d) of this section to licensees and registrants on the public website of the Board, and shall provide a list of applicable fees upon written request. The Board shall provide a statement of due and payable fees to each licensee and registrant in advance of the applicable renewal period for license or registration renewal.

(f)Failure to timely renew a license or registration may subject the licensee or registrant to disciplinary action for practice with an expired license or registration, in addition to any late fees assessed by the Board for renewal of a license. For purposes of Board action, continuing to practice with an expired license or registration in excess of one hundred eighty days past the renewal date of the license or registration shall represent grounds for disciplinary action absent good cause shown by the licensee or registrant for failure to timely renew.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 3, 2024

TRD-202401992

Lauren Studdard

General Counsel

State Board of Dental Examiners

Effective date: May 23, 2024

Proposal publication date: March 22, 2024

For further information, please call: (512) 305-8910



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