|(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:
(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.