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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 15TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PHARMACY
CHAPTER 295PHARMACISTS
RULE §295.9Inactive License

(a) Placing a license on inactive status. A person who is licensed by the board to practice pharmacy but who is not eligible to renew the license for failure to comply with the continuing education requirements of the Act, Chapter 559, Subchapter A, and who is not engaged in the practice of pharmacy in this state, may place the license on inactive status at the time of license renewal or during a license period as follows.

  (1) To place a license on inactive status at the time of renewal, the licensee shall:

    (A) complete and submit before the expiration date a pharmacist license renewal application provided by the board;

    (B) state on the renewal application that the license is to be placed on inactive status and that the licensee shall not practice pharmacy in Texas while the license is inactive; and

    (C) pay the fee for renewal of the license as specified in §295.5 of this title (relating to Pharmacist License or Renewal Fees).

  (2) To place a license on inactive status at a time other than the time of license renewal, the licensee shall:

    (A) return the current renewal certificate to the board; and

    (B) submit a signed statement stating that the licensee shall not practice pharmacy in Texas while the license is inactive, and the date the license is to be placed on inactive status; and

    (C) pay the fee for issuance of an amended license as specified in §295.5(d) of this title (relating to Pharmacist License or Renewal Fees).

(b) Prohibition against practicing pharmacy in Texas with an inactive license. A holder of a license that is on inactive status shall not practice pharmacy in this state. The practice of pharmacy by a holder of a license that is on inactive status constitutes the practice of pharmacy without a license.

(c) Reactivation of an inactive license.

  (1) A holder of a license that is on inactive status may return the license to active status by:

    (A) applying for active status on a form prescribed by the board;

    (B) providing copies of completion certificates from approved continuing education programs as specified in §295.8(e) of this title (relating to Continuing Education Requirements) for 30 hours. Approved continuing education earned within two years prior to the licensee applying for the return to active status may be applied toward the continuing education requirement for reactivation of the license but may not be counted toward subsequent renewal of the license; and

    (C) paying the fee specified in paragraph (2) of this subsection.

  (2) If the application for reactivation of the license is made at the time of license renewal, the applicant shall pay the license renewal fee specified in §295.5 of this title (relating to Pharmacist License or Renewal Fees). If the application for reactivation of the license is made at a time other than the time of license renewal, the applicant shall pay the fee for issuance of an amended license to practice pharmacy as specified in §295.5(e) of this title (relating to Pharmacist License or Renewal Fees).

  (3) In an emergency caused by a natural or manmade disaster or any other exceptional situation that causes an extraordinary demand for pharmacist services, the executive director of the board, in his/her discretion, may allow pharmacists whose license has been inactive for no more than two years to reactivate their license prior to obtaining the required continuing education specified in paragraph (1)(B) of this subsection, provided the pharmacist completes the continuing education requirement within six months of reactivation of the license. If the required continuing education is not provided within six months, the license shall return to an inactive status.


Source Note: The provisions of this §295.9 adopted to be effective May 6, 1993, 18 TexReg 2625; amended to be effective January 3, 2000, 24 TexReg 12068; amended to be effective June 13, 2002, 27 TexReg 4947; amended to be effective March 6, 2006, 31 TexReg 1445; amended to be effective September 18, 2007, 32 TexReg 6375

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