37 Tex. Admin. Code § 223.13 - Surrender of License

(a) A licensee may surrender a license:
(1) as part of an employee termination agreement;
(2) as part of a plea bargain to a criminal charge;
(3) as part of an agreed settlement to commission action; or
(4) for any other reason.
(b) A license may be surrendered either permanently or for a stated term.
(c) Effective dates:
(1) the beginning date for any surrender shall be the date stated in the request or, if none, the date it was received by the commission;
(2) a term surrender shall have its ending date stated in the request; and
(3) any request without a stated ending date shall be construed as a permanent surrender.
(d) A licensee may surrender any license by sending, or causing to be sent, a signed, notarized, written request to the executive director, who may accept or reject the request. The signed written request shall indicate that the licensee understands and has knowledge of the consequences of the document being signed. The executive director may accept requests for surrender submitted to the commission in any other form that indicates the licensee intends to surrender the license to the commission. The executive director may liberally construe the intent of any request. The surrender of one commission-issued license operates as a surrender of all commission-issued licenses. The surrender should include a summary of the reason for the surrender.
(e) If accepted, the licensee is no longer licensed:
(1) effective on the beginning date of the surrender; and
(2) except for permanent surrenders, until such person applies for and meets the requirements of a new license.
(f) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2014.


37 Tex. Admin. Code § 223.13
The provisions of this §223.13 adopted to be effective March 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 238; amended to be effective June 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3827; amended to be effective April 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 2613; amended to be effective July 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 4605; amended to be effective February 1, 2014, 38 TexReg 9619

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