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Texas Physical Therapy Retired/Inactive Status

Retired Status

Retired status means that a licensee is providing physical therapy services only in the domain of voluntary charity care.

To be eligible for retired status, a licensee must hold a current license on active or inactive status.

Requirements for Initiation of Retired Status

The components required to put a license on retired status are:

  • A completed retired status application form;
  • Completion of board-approved continuing competence activities for the current renewal period;
  • The retired status fee and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

Requirements for Renewal of Retired Status

A licensee on retired status must renew the retired status every two years on his/her license renewal date. The components required to renew the retired status are:

  • A completed retired status application form;
  • Completion of six units of board-approved continuing competence activities by both PTs and PTAs;
  • The retired status renewal fee, and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

Requirements for Reinstatement of Active Status

A licensee on retired status may request a return to active status at any time. The components required to return to active status are:

  • A signed renewal application form, documenting completion of board-approved continuing competence activities for the current renewal period, thirty (30) CCUs for PTs and twenty (20) CCUs for PTAs;
    • Proof of voluntary charity care can count toward up to one-half (1/2) of the continuing competence requirement;
    • Ten (10) hours of voluntary charity care equals one (1) CCU.
  • The renewal fee, and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

A license may be maintained on retired status indefinitely.

Licensees on retired status are subject to the audit of continuing competence activities.

Designation

A licensee on retired status may use the designation "PT, retired" or "PTA, retired", as appropriate.

Inactive Status

Inactive status indicates the voluntary termination of the right or privilege to practice physical therapy in Texas. The Board may allow a licensee who is not actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy in Texas to inactivate the license instead of renewing it at time of renewal. A licensee may remain on inactive status for no more than six (6) consecutive years.

Requirements for Initiation of Inactive Status

The components required to put a license on inactive status are:

  • A signed renewal application form, documenting completion of board-approved continuing competence activities for the current renewal period;
  • The inactive fee, and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

Requirements for Renewal of Inactive Status

An inactive licensee must renew the inactive status every two years. The components required to maintain the inactive status are:

  • A signed renewal application form, documenting completion of board-approved continuing competence activities for the current renewal period;
  • The inactive renewal fee, and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

Requirements for Reinstatement of Active Status

A licensee on inactive status may request a return to active status at any time. The components required to return to active status are:

  • A signed renewal application form, documenting completion of board-approved continuing competence activities for the current renewal period;
  • The renewal fee, and any late fees which may be due; and
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence exam.

Licensees on inactive status are subject to the audit of continuing education.

Citations

Tex. Occ. Code § 453.211

3 Tex. Admin. Code § 341.8

3 Tex. Admin. Code § 341.9



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