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  S.B. No. 61
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the licensing and regulation of military physicians who
  provide voluntary charity health care.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Subchapter C, Chapter 155,
  Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER C.  CERTAIN TEMPORARY OR LIMITED LICENSES OR PERMITS
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 155, Occupations Code, is
  amended by adding Section 155.103 to read as follows:
         Sec. 155.103.  MILITARY LIMITED VOLUNTEER LICENSE. (a)  The
  board shall adopt rules relating to the issuance of a military
  limited volunteer license under this section.
         (b)  The board may issue a military limited volunteer license
  to practice medicine to an applicant who:
               (1)  is licensed and in good standing, or was licensed
  and retired in good standing, as a physician in another state;
               (2)  is or was authorized as a physician to treat
  personnel enlisted in a branch of the United States armed forces or
  veterans; and
               (3)  meets any other requirement prescribed by board
  rule.
         (c)  The board may not issue a license under this section to
  an applicant who:
               (1)  holds a medical license that:
                     (A)  is currently under active investigation; or
                     (B)  is or was subject to a disciplinary order or
  action or to denial by another jurisdiction;
               (2)  holds a license to prescribe, dispense,
  administer, supply, or sell a controlled substance that:
                     (A)  is currently under active investigation; or
                     (B)  is or was subject to a disciplinary order or
  action or to denial by another jurisdiction; or
               (3)  has been convicted of, is on deferred adjudication
  community supervision or deferred disposition for, or is under
  active investigation for the commission of:
                     (A)  a felony; or
                     (B)  a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
         (d)  A physician may practice medicine under a license issued
  under this section only at a clinic that primarily treats indigent
  patients. The physician may not receive compensation for medical
  services rendered at the clinic.
         (e)  A military limited volunteer license holder is subject
  to board rules, including rules regarding disciplinary action,
  license registration and renewal, and continuing medical
  education.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 61 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 61 passed the House on
  May 10, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor