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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 18TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PODIATRIC MEDICAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 373ADVERTISING AND PRACTICE IDENTIFICATION
RULE §373.7Corporate Trade Names and Assumed Names

(a) A podiatric physician shall submit to the Board a corporate name, trade name or assumed name to identify an individual practice, a group of podiatric physicians with which he/she is practicing for review and approval.

(b) The Board shall approve a trade name or assumed name that:

  (1) includes a word or words indicating the practice specialty is podiatric medicine;

  (2) fairly and objectively identifies the practice; and

  (3) complies with §373.13 of this title (relating to Advertising).

(c) The Board approves names from the standpoint that the name remains within the advertising scope of practice for podiatry. The final registration and utilization of any Board approved name rests upon the civil jurisdiction of the local County Clerk's office or the Texas Secretary of State.

(d) If a name is disapproved, the Board shall notify in writing the party requesting the ruling on the name and set forth the reasons for disapproval.

(e) Within any advertisement or like publication that includes the name of a group, each podiatric physician in the group shall also publish his own name and professionally identify himself in the manner provided in §373.3(a) or (b) of this title (relating to Practitioner Identification), as applicable.

(f) Any person who violates any provisions of this section, or a determination of the Board hereunder, is subject to penalty pursuant to Chapter 376 of this title (relating to Violations and Penalties) of up to $500 for each day of violation, as provided in Texas Occupations Code §202.352, not to exceed the maximum penalty amount set forth in Chapter 376 of this title herein.


Source Note: The provisions of this §373.7 adopted to be effective July 5, 2006, 31 TexReg 5288; amended to be effective September 9, 2007, 32 TexReg 5699

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