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.

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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

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.2 Definitions

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.3 Meetings

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681. Professional Counselors

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681.4 Transition of Official Business

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.5 Agendas

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.6 Minutes

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.7 Elections

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.8 Officers

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.9 Committees

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.10 Executive Secretary

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.11 Reimbursement for Expenses

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.12 Official Records of the Board

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.13 Impartiality & Nondiscrimination

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.14 Applicants with Disabilities

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.15 License Certificate

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.16 Registry

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681. Professional Counselors

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681.17 Fees

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.18 Processing Procedures

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681. Professional Counselors

A. The Board

681.19 Petition for the Adoption of a Rule

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681. Professional Counselors

B. Authorized Counseling Methods & Practices

681.26 Counseling Methods & Practice

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.32 General Ethical Requirements

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.33 Sexual Misconduct

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.34 Testing

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.35 Drug & Alcohol Use

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.36 Confidentiality

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.37 Licensees & the Board

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.38 Assumed Names

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.39 Consumer Information

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.40 Advertising & Announcements

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.41 Research & Publications

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.42 Finding of Non-Fitness for Licensure Subsequent to Issuance of License

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681. Professional Counselors

C. Code of Ethics

681.43 Required Reporting

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681. Professional Counselors

D. Application Procedures

681.51 General

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681. Professional Counselors

D. Application Procedures

681.52 Required Application Materials

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681. Professional Counselors

E. Academic Requirements for Examination

681.61 Purpose

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681. Professional Counselors

E. Academic Requirements for Examination

681.62 General

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681. Professional Counselors

E. Academic Requirements for Examination

681.63 Academic Requirements

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681. Professional Counselors

E. Academic Requirements for Examination

681.64 Academic Course Content

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681. Professional Counselors

F. Experience Requirements for Examination & Licensure

681.81 Temporary License

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681. Professional Counselors

F. Experience Requirements for Examination

681.82 Experience Requirements (Internship)

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681. Professional Counselors

F. Experience Requirements for Examination

681.83 Supervisor Requirements

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681. Professional Counselors

G. Licensure Examinations

681.91 Examination

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681. Professional Counselors

G. Licensure Examinations

681.92 Requirements for Licensure Examination

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681. Professional Counselors

G. Licensure Examinations

681.93 Grading

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G. Licensure Examinations

681.94 Failures

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681. Professional Counselors

G. Licensure Examinations

681.95 Notice of Results

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G. Licensure Examinations

681.96 Failure To Take Examination

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681. Professional Counselors

H. Licensing

681.111 Issuance of Licenses

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681. Professional Counselors

H. Licensing

681.112 Endorsement

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681. Professional Counselors

H. Licensing

681.113 Surrender of License

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681. Professional Counselors

H. Licensing

681.114 Application for Art Therapy Specialty Designation

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive & Retirement Status

681.121 General

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.122 Staggered Renewals

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.123 License Renewal

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.124 Late Renewal

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.125 Inactive Status

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.126 Retired Status

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.127 Active Military Duty

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681. Professional Counselors

I. Regular License Renewal & Inactive…

681.128 Suspension of License for Failure To Pay Child Support

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681. Professional Counselors

J. Criteria for Determining Fitness of Applicants For Examination & Licensure

681.161 Fitness of Applicants for Licensure

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681. Professional Counselors

J. Criteria for Determining Fitness…

681.162 Materials Considered in Determination of Fitness of Applicants

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681. Professional Counselors

J. Criteria for Determining Fitness…

681.163 Finding of Non-Fitness for Licensure

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.171 Purpose

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.172 Deadlines

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.173 Hour Requirements for Continuing Education

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.174 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.175 Procedures for Approval of Programs

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.176 Pre-approved Providers

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.177 Determination of Clock-hour Credits

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.178 Reporting of Continuing Education

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681. Professional Counselors

K. Continuing Education Requirements

681.179 Activities Unacceptable as Continuing Education

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.191 Purpose

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.192 Disciplinary Action; Notices

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.193 Violations by Non-licensed Persons

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.194 Power To Sue

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.195 Complaint Procedures

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.196 Licensing of Persons with Criminal Backgrounds

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.197 Suspension, Temporary Suspension, Revocation, or Denial

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.198 Informal Disposition

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.199 Default Orders

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681. Professional Counselors

L. Complaints & Violations

681.200 Monitoring of Licenses

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.211 Purpose

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.212 Definitions

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.213 General

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.214 Notice

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.215 Parties to the Hearing

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.216 Subpoenas

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.217 Depositions

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.218 Preheating Conferences

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.219 Hearing Procedures

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681. Professional Counselors

M. Formal Hearings

681.220 Action after the Hearing

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681. Professional Counselors

N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.251 Purpose

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681. Professional Counselors

N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.252 Relevant Factors

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681. Professional Counselors

N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.253 Severity Level & Sanction Guide

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681. Professional Counselors

N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.254 Other Disciplinary Actions

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681. Professional Counselors

N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.255 State Office of Administrative Hearings

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N. Schedule of Sanctions

681.256 Probation

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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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