Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Rule Review Plan

In accordance with the Texas Government Code, §2001.039, added by Chapter 1499, Article 1, §1.11(a), 76th Legislature (1999), and the General Appropriations Act, 76th Legislature (1999) Article IX, §9-10.13, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors submits the following plan for review of its rules. The first plan was filed with the Texas Register Division on July 3, 1998.

Chapter Subchapter Rule Section Effective Date of Rules Date Proposed Preamble Was Published for §39 or Rider 167 Review Latest Date Proposed Preamble will go to the board Date Proposed Published & Final Preambles went to the board New Effective Date Responsible Office
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.1 Purpose & Scope 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.2 Definitions 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.3 Meetings 81/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.4 Transition of Official Business 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.5 Agendas 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.6 Minutes 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.7 Elections 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.8 Officers 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.9 Committees 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.10 Executive Secretary 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.11 Reimbursement for Expenses 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.12 Official Records of the Board 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.13 Impartiality & Nondiscrimination 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.14 Applicants with Disabilities 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.15 License Certificate 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.16 Registry 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.17 Fees 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.18 Processing Procedures 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors A. The Board 681.19 Petition for the Adoption of a Rule 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors B. Authorized Counseling Methods & Practices 681.26 Counseling Methods & Practice 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.32 General Ethical Requirements 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.33 Sexual Misconduct 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.34 Testing 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.35 Drug & Alcohol Use 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.36 Confidentiality 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.37 Licensees & the Board 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.38 Assumed Names 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.39 Consumer Information 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.40 Advertising & Announcements 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.41 Research & Publications 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.42 Finding of Non-Fitness for Licensure Subsequent to Issuance of License 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors C. Code of Ethics 681.43 Required Reporting 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors D. Application Procedures 681.51 General 10/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors D. Application Procedures 681.52 Required Application Materials 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors E. Academic Requirements for Examination 681.61 Purpose 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors E. Academic Requirements for Examination 681.62 General 10/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors E. Academic Requirements for Examination 681.63 Academic Requirements 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors E. Academic Requirements for Examination 681.64 Academic Course Content 3/2/98 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors F. Experience Requirements for Examination & Licensure 681.81 Temporary License 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors F. Experience Requirements for Examination 681.82 Experience Requirements (Internship) 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors F. Experience Requirements for Examination 681.83 Supervisor Requirements 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.91 Examination 9/27/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.92 Requirements for Licensure Examination 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.93 Grading 9/27/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.94 Failures 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.95 Notice of Results 9/27/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors G. Licensure Examinations 681.96 Failure To Take Examination 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors H. Licensing 681.111 Issuance of Licenses 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors H. Licensing 681.112 Endorsement 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors H. Licensing 681.113 Surrender of License 5/3/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors H. Licensing 681.114 Application for Art Therapy Specialty Designation 8/11/97 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive & Retirement Status 681.121 General 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.122 Staggered Renewals 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.123 License Renewal 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.124 Late Renewal 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.125 Inactive Status 8/11/97 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.126 Retired Status 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.127 Active Military Duty 8/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive… 681.128 Suspension of License for Failure To Pay Child Support 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors J. Criteria for Determining Fitness of Applicants For Examination & Licensure 681.161 Fitness of Applicants for Licensure 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors J. Criteria for Determining Fitness… 681.162 Materials Considered in Determination of Fitness of Applicants 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors J. Criteria for Determining Fitness… 681.163 Finding of Non-Fitness for Licensure 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.171 Purpose 10/23/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.172 Deadlines 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.173 Hour Requirements for Continuing Education 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.174 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.175 Procedures for Approval of Programs 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.176 Pre-approved Providers 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.177 Determination of Clock-hour Credits 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.178 Reporting of Continuing Education 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors K. Continuing Education Requirements 681.179 Activities Unacceptable as Continuing Education 8/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.191 Purpose 4/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.192 Disciplinary Action; Notices 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.193 Violations by Non-licensed Persons 12/29/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.194 Power To Sue 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.195 Complaint Procedures 10/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.196 Licensing of Persons with Criminal Backgrounds 8/1/99 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.197 Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Revocation, or Denial 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.198 Informal Disposition 10/2/96 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.199 Default Orders 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors L. Complaints & Violations 681.200 Monitoring of Licenses 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.211 Purpose 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.212 Definitions 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.213 General 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.214 Notice 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.215 Parties to the Hearing 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.216 Subpoenas 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.217 Depositions 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.218 Preheating Conferences 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.219 Hearing Procedures 4/11/94 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors M. Formal Hearings 681.220 Action after the Hearing 9/27/95 7/17/98 Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.251 Purpose 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.252 Relevant Factors 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.253 Severity Level & Sanction Guide 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.254 Other Disciplinary Actions 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.255 State Office of Administrative Hearings 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS
681. Professional Counselors N. Schedule of Sanctions 681.256 Probation 8/1/99   Feb-03     HCQS

All comments should be submitted in writing to Kim Wolfe, Texas Register Liaison, Office of General Counsel, Texas Department of Health, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.

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