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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 3TEXAS BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 79LICENSURE OF CERTAIN OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS
RULE §79.3General Requirements for Licensure of Certain Military Spouses

(a) This section applies to an applicant who is the spouse of a person serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States.

(b) The Board may issue a license to an applicant described under subsection (a) of this section who:

  (1) holds a current license issued by another state that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for a license; or

  (2) within the five years preceding the application date held a license in this state that expired while the applicant lived in another state for at least six months.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the term "substantially equivalent" means that the jurisdiction where the applicant described under subsection (b) of this section is currently licensed has, or had at the time of licensure, equivalent practices and requirements in the following areas:

  (1) scope of practice;

  (2) continuing education;

  (3) license renewal;

  (4) enforcement practices;

  (5) examination requirements;

  (6) undergraduate education requirements; and

  (7) chiropractic education requirements.

(d) The Board may allow an applicant described under subsection (b) of this section to demonstrate competency by alternative methods in order to meet the requirements for obtaining a license. The standard method of demonstrating competency is described in Chapter 71 of this title (relating to Applications and Applicants). In lieu of the standard method of demonstrating competency for a license, and based on the applicant's circumstances, the alternative methods for demonstrating competency may include any combination of the following as determined by the Board:

  (1) education;

  (2) continuing education;

  (3) examinations (including the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Parts I - IV and Physiotherapy, or the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners SPEC Examination);

  (4) letters of good standing;

  (5) letters of recommendation;

  (6) work experience; or

  (7) other methods required by the executive director.

(e) The executive director may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant described under subsection (b) of this section in the same manner as the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation under §51.404 of the Texas Occupations Code.

(f) The applicant described under subsection (b) of this section shall submit an application for licensure and proof of the requirements under this section on a form and in a manner prescribed by the Board.

(g) The applicant described under subsection (b) of this section shall submit the applicable fee(s) required for a license.

(h) The applicant described under subsection (b) of this section shall undergo a criminal history background check.


Source Note: The provisions of this §79.3 adopted to be effective July 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 5271

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