Tex. Occ. Code Section 256.102
Retired Status


The board by rule may allow a license holder to place the person’s license on retired status. A license holder must apply to the board for retired status, on a form prescribed by the board, before the expiration date of the person’s license.


In determining whether to grant retired status, the board shall consider the age, years of practice, and the status of the license holder at the time of the application.


A license holder on retired status:


is not required to pay license renewal fees; and


except as provided by Subsection (f), may not perform any activity regulated under this subtitle.


To reinstate a license placed on retired status, the license holder must submit a written request for reinstatement to the board. The board may return the license to active status and issue a renewal license if the license holder complies with any education or other requirement established by board rule and pays the renewal fee in effect at the time of the requested reinstatement.


The board may charge a reasonable administrative fee to cover the cost of research and the preparation of documentation for the board’s consideration of a request for reinstatement of a license on retired status.


A dentist on retired status may perform an activity regulated under this subtitle if the dentist’s practice consists only of voluntary charity care, as defined by board rule. The board’s rules under this subsection must prescribe the scope of practice permitted for the retired dentist, the retired dentist’s authority to prescribe and administer drugs, and any continuing education requirements applicable to the retired dentist.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 810 (S.B. 610), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 256.102 — Retired Status, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­256.­htm#256.­102 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 256.102’s source at texas​.gov