(a) the board shall suspend a nurse’s license or refuse to issue a license to an applicant on proof that the nurse or applicant has been initially convicted of:
(1) murder under section 19.02, penal code, capital murder under section 19.03, penal code, or manslaughter under section 19.04, penal code;
(2) kidnapping or unlawful restraint under chapter 20, penal code, and the offense was punished as a felony or state jail felony;
(3) sexual assault under section 22.011, penal code;
(4) aggravated sexual assault under section 22.021, penal code;
(5) indecency with a child under section 21.11, penal code;
(6) aggravated assault under section 22.02, penal code;
(7) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly injuring a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual under section 22.04, penal code;
(8) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly abandoning or endangering a child under section 22.041, penal code;
(9) aiding suicide under section 22.08, penal code, and the offense was punished as a state jail felony;
(10) an offense under section 25.07, penal code, punished as a felony;
(11) an offense under section 25.071, penal code, punished as a felony;
(12) an agreement to abduct a child from custody under section 25.031, penal code;
(13) the sale or purchase of a child under section 25.08, penal code;
(14) robbery under section 29.02, penal code;
(15) aggravated robbery under section 29.03, penal code;
(16) an offense for which a defendant is required to register as a sex offender under chapter 62, code of criminal procedure; or
(17) an offense under the law of another state, federal law, or the uniform
code of military justice that contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed in this subsection.
(b) on final conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for an offense listed in subsection (a), the board, as appropriate, may not issue a license to an applicant, shall refuse to renew a license, or shall revoke a license if the applicant or license holder did not previously disclose the conviction or plea and the fifth anniversary of the date
the person successfully completed community supervision or parole has not occurred.
(c) a person is not eligible for an initial license or for reinstatement or endorsement of a license to practice nursing in this state before the fifth anniversary of the date the person successfully completed and was dismissed from community supervision or parole for an offense described by subsection (a)....
the change in law made by this act by the enactment of section 301.4535, occupations code, applies only to a person who is initially convicted of an offense or placed on deferred adjudication after a plea of guilty or nolo
contendere for an offense on or after the effective date of this act.
a person initially convicted of an offense or placed on deferred adjudication before that date is governed by the law in effect on the date the
conviction or plea occurred, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.