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Acupuncturist Cancellation by Request

Once a license is cancelled, the acupuncturist will no longer be able to practice in the state of Texas as an acupuncturist.  In order to practice again in Texas following cancellation, a acupuncturist must file an application for relicensure and meet all requirements for licensure in effect at that time.

 

To request cancellation of a license, complete and return the cancellation request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit.  Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.

 

Acupuncture Cancellation by Request

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

Acupuncturist Inactive status

An acupuncturist with a currently active license may decide to obtain an “inactive” registration status.  Current regulations state that an acupuncturist license may remain on an inactive status for no longer than 5 years.

 

The following restrictions apply to acupuncturists whose licenses are on inactive status:

  1. the license holder must not engage in the practice of acupuncture in Texas; and
  2. the license holder must pay a renewal fee equaling one fourth the price of the standard renewal fee.

To be eligible for inactive status, the license holder must have a current annual registration permit and have a license in good standing.

 

Please read the relevant board rule, Tex. Admin. Code, Sec. 183.25, regarding the inactive acupuncture licensure status. 

Board Rules

 

Below is more detailed information on requesting the inactive status, what is required to maintain the inactive status, as well as the process for returning to active.  Please review the entire process before submitting your request.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

  • To be eligible for inactive status, the license holder must have a current annual registration permit and have a license in good standing.


    To request a change to the Inactive status for a Texas Acupuncture license, complete and return the inactive request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current license.  Refunds of registration/renewal fees already paid cannot be made.

    Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current license, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    Acupuncture Inactive Request form

     

    Please read the relevant board rule, Tex. Admin. Code, Sec. 183.25, regarding the inactive acupuncture licensure status. 

    Board Rules

     

    If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .

     

     

    Mailing Information

    Should you choose to send the completed, signed and notarized form to the Texas Medical Board via an overnight courier service, such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS, you will need to use the location address of:

     

    Texas Medical Board

    Attention: Registration, MC - 241

    333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610

    Austin, TX 78701

     

    Should you choose to send the completed, signed and notarized form to the TMB via the United States Post Office, you can use our mailing address.

     

    Texas Medical Board

    Attention: Registration, MC-241

    P.O. Box 2029

    Once you are on the inactive status, you will receive a hard copy inactive renewal form each year to maintain your inactive status. 

    Under Board rule 183.25, the renewal fee for an inactive acupuncture license is one fourth the price of the standard renewal fee.  That is currently $83.38 annually.

    Current regulations state that an acupuncturist license may remain on an inactive status for no longer than 5 years.  After five years on inactive status, the inactive license shall be canceled as if by request.  A reactivation reminder will be sent out prior to cancellation.

    To return to an active status, use the link below to submit an Acupuncture application for re-activation.  Please note, this is the same application used for an initial Acupuncture license.  When completing the application, be sure to include your existing Acupuncture license number.

    Reactivate online – Acupuncturists – click here

     

    Once your online application for re-activation has been received, you will be contacted by our licensure department regarding any additional documentation required.

     

    As part of the re-activation process, you will need to:

    •         provide current verifications from each state in which the you hold an acupuncturist license, and
    •         meet the active practice requirement – including providing documentation that you have on a full-time basis (at least 20 hours per week for 40 weeks duration during a given year) actively practiced acupuncture or has been on the active teaching faculty of an acceptable approved acupuncture school, within either of the two years preceding receipt of an application for reactivation.

    Applicants who do not meet the active practice requirement may, at the discretion of the Board, be eligible for the reactivation of a license subject to conditions or restrictions.

     

    Once the re-activation process has been completed, your existing license number will be re-activated, and an updated permit will be placed in the mail to you.