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  S.B. No. 1414
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the time frame for passing certain licensing
  examinations for applicants seeking a license to practice medicine.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 155.051(b), Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  An applicant who is a graduate of a program designed to
  lead to both a doctor of philosophy degree and a doctor of medicine
  degree or doctor of osteopathy degree must pass each part of an
  examination described by Section 155.0511(2), (3), (4), (6), or (7)
  not later than the earlier of the second anniversary of the date the
  applicant completed all [the] graduate medical training undertaken
  by the applicant, including internship, residency, and fellowship,
  or the 12th anniversary of the date the applicant began the graduate
  medical training [described by Section 155.003(a)(5)].
         SECTION 2.  As soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act, the Texas Medical Board shall adopt rules necessary to
  implement Section 155.051, Occupations Code, as amended by this
  Act.
         SECTION 3.  Section 155.051, Occupations Code, as amended by
  this Act, applies to an application for a license to practice
  medicine issued under Chapter 155, Occupations Code, regardless of
  whether the application is submitted before, on, or after the
  effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1414 passed the Senate on    
  April 19, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1414 passed the House on       
  May 18, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 0, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor