(a) Pursuant to §155.009, Texas Occupations Code, the board may issue to an applicant a license that is limited to administrative medicine. (b) "Administrative medicine," as used in this section means administration or management utilizing the medical and clinical knowledge, skill, and judgment of a licensed physician, and capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person. (c) An administrative medicine license does not include the authority to practice clinical medicine, prescribe dangerous drugs or controlled substances, or delegate medical acts or prescriptive authority. (d) An applicant for an administrative medicine license must complete the same application and meet the same requirements as an applicant for a full Texas medical license, except that the applicant for an administrative medicine license shall not be required to show that the applicant has been engaged in the active practice of medicine, as defined in §163.11 of this title (relating to Active Practice of Medicine). Applicants for administrative medicine licenses must demonstrate that they have practiced administrative medicine in either of the two years preceding date of application or otherwise demonstrate that they are competent to practice administrative medicine. (e) The holder of an administrative medicine license shall be required to pay the same fees and meet all other requirements for issuance and renewal of the license as a person holding a full Texas medical license. (f) The holder of an Administrative Medicine License shall be subject to the Medical Practice Act and the Rules of the board as a person holding a full Texas medical license. (g) This section shall have no effect on any full Texas medical license issued prior to the effective date of this rule. The license of any physician who has agreed to a board order restricting the license to administrative medicine based solely on the failure to meet the licensure requirement to be engaged in the active practice of medicine, upon request of the physician, may be converted to an administrative medicine license and the board order regarding such physician shall be terminated, provided that the only requirement of the order is the restriction to administrative medicine.
Source Note: The provisions of this §172.17 adopted to be effective September 19, 2010, 35 TexReg 8351 and 35 TexReg 8497