(a) An applicant for permit under Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter N, who complies with §95.107(a) of this chapter (relating to Training Requirements; Nursing Graduates; Reciprocity) must submit to DADS, no later than 30 days after enrollment in a training program, an application, including all required information and documentation on DADS forms. (b) DADS considers an application under subsection (a) of this section as officially submitted when DADS receives the permit application and examination fee. (c) Payment of fees must be by cashier's check or money order made payable to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. All fees are nonrefundable, except as provided by Government Code, Chapter 2005. (1) The fee schedule is as follows: (A) combined permit application and examination fee--$25; (B) renewal fee--$15; (C) late renewal fees for permit renewals made after the permit expires: (i) $22.50 for an expired permit renewed from one to 90 days after expiration; (ii) $30 for an expired permit renewed from 91 days to one year after expiration; (iii) $30 for a former permit holder who meets the criteria in §95.115(c)(5) of this chapter (relating to Permit Renewal); and (D) permit replacement fee--$5. (2) An initial or a renewal application is considered incomplete until the fee has been received and cleared through the appropriate financial institution. (d) All applicants must submit the following application materials. (1) The general statement enrollment form must contain: (A) specific information regarding personal data, certain misdemeanor and felony convictions, work experience, education, and training; (B) a statement that all the requirements in §95.107(b) of this chapter were met prior to the start of the program; (C) a statement that the applicant understands that application fees submitted in the permit process are nonrefundable; (D) a statement that the applicant understands materials submitted in the application process are nonreturnable; (E) a statement that the applicant understands that it is a misdemeanor to falsify any information submitted to DADS; and (F) the applicant's signature which has been dated and notarized. (2) A certified copy or a photocopy which has been notarized as a true and exact copy of an unaltered original of the applicant's high school graduation diploma or transcript or a general equivalency diploma, unless the applicant is applying under §95.107(d) of this chapter. (e) DADS sends a notice listing the additional materials required to an applicant who does not complete the application. An application not completed by the day of the medication aide final exam must be voided. (f) DADS sends notice of application acceptance or ineligibility, disapproval, or deficiency in accordance with §95.127 of this chapter (relating to Application Processing).
Source Note: The provisions of this §95.109 adopted to be effective January 1, 1995, 19 TexReg 9298; amended to be effective March 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 520; amended to be effective August 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 4226; amended to be effective January 1, 2012, 36 TexReg 9005