(a) The physician assistant board may take action under Section 204.301 against an applicant or license holder who:
(1) habitually uses drugs or intoxicating liquors to the extent that, in the board's
opinion, the person cannot safely perform as a physician assistant;
(2) has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent;
(3) has a mental or physical condition that renders the person unable to safely perform
as a physician assistant;
(4) has committed an act of moral turpitude;
(5) has failed to practice as a physician assistant in an acceptable manner consistent
with public health and welfare;
(6) has had the person's license to practice as a physician assistant suspended, revoked,
(7) has had other disciplinary action taken by another state or by the uniformed services
of the United States regarding practice as a physician assistant;
(8) prescribes, dispenses, or administers a drug or treatment that is nontherapeutic
in nature or nontherapeutic in the manner the drug or treatment is prescribed, dispensed,
(9) is removed or suspended from, or has had disciplinary action taken by the person's
peers in, any professional association or society, or is being disciplined by a licensed
hospital or medical staff of a hospital, including removal, suspension, limitation
of privileges, or other disciplinary action, if the reason for the discipline, in
the board's opinion, is unprofessional conduct or professional incompetence likely
to harm the public;
(10) has repeated or recurring meritorious health care liability claims that, in the
board's opinion, are evidence of professional incompetence likely to harm the public;
(11) sexually abuses or exploits another person through the license holder's practice
as a physician assistant.
(b) A certified copy of the record of the state or uniformed services of the United
States taking an action described by Subsection (a)(7) is conclusive evidence of the
(c) An action described by Subsection (a)(9) does not constitute state action on the
part of the association, society, or hospital medical staff.
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