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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 3TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 79LICENSURE OF CERTAIN OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS
RULE §79.1General Requirements for Licensure of Certain Out-Of-State Applicants

(a) An individual who is licensed in another state or foreign country shall be issued a license under the following circumstances:

  (1) The applicant must be licensed in good standing as a doctor of chiropractic in another state, the District of Columbia, a territory of the United States, or a foreign country, that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Texas Chiropractic Act, and must furnish proof of such licensure on board forms provided. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "substantially equivalent" means that the jurisdiction from which the doctor is requesting licensure has , or had at the time of licensure, equivalent practices and requirements in the following areas:

    (A) scope of practice;

    (B) continuing education;

    (C) license renewal;

    (D) enforcement practices;

    (E) examination requirements;

    (F) undergraduate education requirements;

    (G) chiropractic education requirements.

  (2) The applicant must have passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Examination Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy, or the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners SPEC Examination with a grade of 375 or better and must request a true and correct copy of the applicant's score report be sent directly to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

  (3) The applicant must not have failed a licensure exam conducted by the Board within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of application for a license.

  (4) The applicant must not have been the subject of a disciplinary action in any jurisdiction in which the applicant is, or has been, licensed and the applicant must not be the subject of a pending investigation in any jurisdiction in which the applicant is, or has been, licensed.

  (5) The applicant must sit for and pass the Texas jurisprudence examination with a grade of 75% or better.

  (6) For the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, the applicant must have:

    (A) practiced chiropractic; or

    (B) practiced as a chiropractic educator at a chiropractic school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

(b) Application and fee. The candidate for licensure will be subject to all application requirements required by §71.2 of this title (relating to Application for Licensure) and subject to the applicable fees established under §75.7 of this title (relating to Required Fees).


Source Note: The provisions of this §79.1 adopted to be effective April 8, 1996, 21 TexReg 2542; amended to be effective December 8, 1997, 22 TexReg 12050; amended to be effective December 6, 1998, 23 TexReg 11953; amended to be effective December 4, 2002, 27 TexReg 11146; amended to be effective March 28, 2004, 29 TexReg 2885; amended to be effective December 11, 2005, 30 TexReg 8093

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