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  S.B. No. 1225
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to faculty temporary licenses to practice medicine.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsections (b), (e), (g), and (h), Section
  155.104, Occupations Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The board may issue a faculty temporary license to
  practice medicine to a physician [appointed by a medical school in
  this state] as provided by this section.  The physician:
               (1)  must hold a current medical license that is
  unrestricted and not subject to a disciplinary order or probation
  in another state or a Canadian province or have completed at least
  three years of postgraduate residency;
               (2)  may not hold a medical license in another state or
  a Canadian province that has any restrictions, disciplinary orders,
  or probation;
               (3)  must pass the Texas medical jurisprudence
  examination; and
               (4)  must hold a salaried faculty position equivalent
  to [of] at least the level of assistant professor and be working
  full-time at one of the following institutions:
                     (A)  The University of Texas Medical Branch at
  Galveston;
                     (B)  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical
  Center at Dallas;
                     (C)  The University of Texas Health Science Center
  at Houston;
                     (D)  The University of Texas Health Science Center
  at San Antonio;
                     (E)  The University of Texas Health Center at
  Tyler;
                     (F)  The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer
  Center;
                     (G)  Texas A&M University College of Medicine;
                     (H)  the Schools of Medicine at Texas Tech
  University Health Sciences Center [School of Medicine];
                     (I)  Baylor College of Medicine; [or]
                     (J)  the University of North Texas Health Science
  Center at Fort Worth;
                     (K)  an institutional sponsor of a graduate
  medical education program accredited by the Accreditation Council
  for Graduate Medical Education; or
                     (L)  a nonprofit health corporation certified
  under Section 162.001 and affiliated with a program described by
  Paragraph (K).
         (e)  A physician holding a temporary license under
  Subsection (b) and the physician's institution [medical school]
  must file affidavits with the board affirming acceptance of the
  terms and limits imposed by the board on the medical activities of
  the physician.
         (g)  The holder of a temporary license issued under
  Subsection (b) is limited to the teaching confines of the applying
  institution [medical school] as a part of the physician's duties
  and responsibilities assigned by the institution [school] and may
  not practice medicine outside of the setting of the institution
  [medical school] or an affiliate of the institution [medical
  school].  The physician may participate in the full activities of
  the department of any hospital for which the physician's
  institution [medical school] has full responsibility for clinical,
  patient care, and teaching activities.
         (h)  The application for a temporary license under
  Subsection (b) must be made by the chairman of the department of the
  institution [medical school] in which the physician teaches, or the
  person holding the equivalent position at the institution where the
  physician teaches, and must contain the information and
  documentation requested by the department.  The application must be
  endorsed by the dean of the medical school or the president of the
  institution.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1225 passed the Senate on
  April 16, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 28, 2009, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1225 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 19, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 145,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor