Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Rule Review Plan

In accordance with §2001.039, Government Code, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists submits the following notice of its ongoing plan to review all current Board rules. The Board will review these rules at its regularly scheduled public meetings according to the plan below. The Board will review the specified rules at its regularly scheduled meeting during the first month of the review period. The review will be published as part of the Board's agenda for that meeting. Written comments will be accepted from the public for the Board's consideration at the review.

The review will involve an examination of each rule; a review of the stated purpose for adopting the rule as it currently exists along with an assessment by the Board as to whether the reason for the adopting the rule still exists taking into consideration the current Psychologists' Licensing Act, all other applicable state and federal law and rules (including the procedural rules for contested hearings before the State Office of Administrative Hearings), the mission of the Board, any comments received from the public; and input from the staff of the Board.

The Board will publish the results of its review of each rule in the Texas Register for review and accept submission of public comment in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act. The Board will review all comments received at the next regularly scheduled meeting during the stated review period, take any further action it deems necessary, and adopt its review of the rule. The Board will then publish notice of its adoption of its review of each rule in the Texas Register.

For review in November 2006 - January 2007, the Board will review Chapter 470, Administrative Procedure (All), and Chapter 471, Renewals (All).

For review in February 2007 - April 2007, the Board will review Chapter 465, Rules of Practice (§§465.1 - 465.10), and Chapter 473, Fees (All).

For review in May 2007 - August 2007, the Board will review Chapter 465, Rules of Practice (§§465.11 - 465.20).

For review in September 2007 - November 2007, the Board will review Chapter 465, Rules of Practice (§§465.21 - 465.38).

For review in December 2007 - February 2008, the Board will review Chapter 461, General Rulings (All).

For review in March - May 2008, the Board will review Chapter 463, Applications and Examinations (All).

For review in June - August 2008, the Board will review Chapter 469, Complaints and Enforcement (All).

The public is invited to submit comments on any of the rules to be reviewed. All comments and/or questions should be directed to Brenda Skiff, Open Records Coordinator/Legal Assistant, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-450, Austin, Texas 78701.