Law:Title 13. Regulation Of Professionals. Subtitle A. General Provisions from Chapter 4006. Disability Probation Of Agents (Texas)

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Subtitle A. General Provisions

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Chapter 4006. Disability Probation Of Agents

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section  4006.001.  Definition.

In this chapter, "disability" means any physical, mental, or emotional condition that results in an agent's inability to carry out the agent's professional responsibilities to insureds, the profession, or the public.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.002.  Rules.

The commissioner may adopt rules as necessary to implement this chapter.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Subchapter B. Powers And Duties Of Department

Section  4006.051.  Disability Probation Order.

(a) The department may order that an agent be placed on disability probation if, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the department determines that the agent is suffering from a disability.

(b)  The department may order disability probation for an agent only if the agent demonstrates that:

(1)  the disability can be successfully arrested and treated while the agent is engaged in the agent's professional business;

(2)  the disability is unlikely to cause harm to the public during the period of rehabilitation;

(3)  adequate supervision of any necessary conditions of the probation will occur; and

(4)  the agent is capable of competently performing the agent's professional duties.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.052.  Restitution.

(a) The department may order disability probation for an agent only if the agent makes full restitution during the probation period to all insureds and other persons harmed by the agent's:

(1)  violation of this code or other laws regulating the business of insurance in this state; or

(2)  failure to comply with other professional responsibilities.

(b)  The department shall require the restitution described by Subsection (a) as a condition of the probation.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.053.  Duration Of Probation.

(a) If the department orders disability probation, the department shall set the probation for a specified period or until further order of the department.

(b)  The department may order a probation period that exceeds the one-year maximum suspension authorized under Section 82.052(1).

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.054.  Probation Conditions.

(a) An order placing an agent on disability probation must state the probation conditions.

(b)  In establishing the probation conditions, the department shall consider:

(1)  the nature and circumstances of the agent's conduct;

(2)  the agent's history, character, and condition; and

(3)  the nature of the agent's disability.

(c)  The department may impose on the agent any of the following probation conditions:

(1)  periodic reports to the department;

(2)  satisfactory completion of a course of study required by the department;

(3)  payment of costs, including reasonable attorney's fees and other expenses, related to the proceedings before the department;

(4)  psychological evaluation, counseling, and treatment;

(5)  drug and alcohol abuse evaluation, counseling, and treatment;

(6)  abstinence from alcohol or drugs;

(7)  mandatory attendance at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or similar support groups;

(8)  periodic random urine testing to screen for drug and alcohol abuse; and

(9)  any other probation condition that the department considers appropriate.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.055.  Supervision During Probation.

The department shall supervise an agent placed on disability probation.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.



Section  4006.056.  Effect Of Noncompliance.

On a showing of an agent's failure to comply with the disability probation conditions, the department may:

(1)  revoke the probation; or

(2)  impose other conditions that the department considers necessary for the public's protection and the agent's rehabilitation.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 7, eff. April 1, 2005.


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