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NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTER 885
– EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 885

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the November 18, 2022, Texas Register and become effective November 23, 2022:
  • §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on November 17, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED October 21, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its August 23, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the October 21, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted by mail to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701 or via the Council’s Contact Us webpage (https://www.bhec.texas.gov/contact-us/index.html). To submit a comment via the Contact Us webpage simply click on the “Email Us” link on that page and select “Submission of Public Comment for Proposed Rule(s) or Open Meeting” from the drop-down menu. Please use the subject line “Public Comment for (enter rule number here)” to ensure your comments are associated with the correct rule and directed accordingly. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on November 21, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register.

Posted October 21, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED October 7, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its August 23, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the October 7, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.

22 TAC §463.35 Profession Development (repeal) with preamble
22 TAC §463.35 Profession Development (replace) with preamble

Request for Public Comments

Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, George H. W. Bush State Office Building, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701, or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on November 6, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted October 17, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED September 30, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its August 23, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the September 30, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701, or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on October 30, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted September 30, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 882 and 884
– EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 882 and 884

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the September 16, 2022, Texas Register and become effective September 21, 2022:
  • §882.2 General Application File Requirements with preamble;
  • §882.22 Reinstatement of a License with preamble; and
  • §884.20 Disciplinary Guidelines and General Schedule of Sanctions
    with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on September 16, 2022

Jurisprudence Exams Unavailable Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 7am until 9am

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 7am until 9am CDT, the Jurisprudence Exams will be unavailable while eStrategy Solutions performs scheduled maintenance.

Your Lifelong Learning Portal will be unavailable for user registrations and login during this time.

The time for this maintenance window has been chosen to minimize user inconvenience and reflects a time of lowest overall user activity in the system.

A warning message that explains this scheduled outage has been posted to appear for all users at registration and at login.

Posted August 12, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED AUGUST 5, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463 and 885

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its May 18, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the August 5, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.

22 TAC §463.35 Profession Development (repeal) with preamble
22 TAC §463.35 Profession Development (replace) with preamble
22 TAC §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701, or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on September 4, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted August 5, 2022

NEW PRAXIS EXAM – School Psychologists

A new Praxis School Psychologist exam will be available beginning September 1, 2022 to align with the NASP 2020 Professional Standards.

What does this mean for anyone you know that plans to take the exam?

The current exam (Exam #5402), with a qualifying score of 147, will be available through August 31, 2023.
The new exam (#5403), with a qualifying score of 155, will be available beginning September 1, 2022. In other words, for an entire year from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023, individuals will have a choice which version of the exam they wish to take, to accommodate those that have already begun their exam preparation.

Why is the passing score different? Does this mean the exam is more difficult?The Praxis cut score is created using the Angoff method – an expert judgement process that included school psychology professionals from around the country. Each version of the exam, with its own set of questions and unique passing score, can not be directly compared to others. Therefore, a different cut score does not mean the exam has become more difficult. This process was completed by the Educational Testing Service. NASP accepted the recommendation made by ETS.

Where can I find more information? You can find more information about each exam on the ETS website. Interactive practice tests are also available. https://www.ets.org/praxis/prepare/materials/5403
Posted August 5, 2022

Psychologist License Issuance Applications Moving Online

As part of the ongoing efforts to improve efficiency within the agency, the Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) is pleased to announce that the “Request To Issue Psychologist License” application will move to the online licensing system on May 22, 2022.  A detailed “How-To Guide” and the checklist of required documentation will be published on the BHEC website on May 22nd.  Paper versions of the “Request To Issue Psychologist License’ received on or after May 22, 2022 will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED APRIL 22, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 882 and 884

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following rule(s) at its February 1, 2022, meeting.  These proposed rules are published in the April 22, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
22 TAC §882.2 General Application File Requirements with preamble
22 TAC §882.22 Reinstatement of a License with preamble
22 TAC §884.20 Disciplinary Guidelines and General Schedule of Sanctions with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on May 22, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on April 19, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 463 – EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2022

TSBEP recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 463

The following Adopted rule can be found in the February 25, 2022, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective March 2, 2022.

 §463.11 Supervised Experience Required for Licensure as a Psychologist

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Posted February 25, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 465 – EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27, 2022

TSBEP recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 465

The following Adopted rule can be found in the February 18, 2022, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective February 27, 2022.

 §465.13 Personal Problems, Conflicts and Dual Relationship

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted February 18, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 881, 882, 884, and 885 – EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 881, 882, 884, and 885

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the February 18, 2022, Texas Register and become effective February 27, 2022:
  • §881.33 Family Leave Pool with preamble, which includes reasoned justification for the rule;
  • §882.21 License Statuses with preamble;
  • §882.37 COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Prohibited with preamble;
  • §882.60 Special Provisions Applying to Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses with preamble;
  • §882.61 Special Licensing Provisions for Military Spouses with preamble;
  • §882.70 Emergency Temporary License with preamble;
  • §884.4 Special Requirements for Complaints Alleging Violations Related to Court-ordered Therapy
    
or Parenting Facilitator Services with preamble; and
  • §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on February 17, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED DECEMBER 10, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 881 and 882

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following rule(s) at its October 26, 2021 meeting.  These proposed rules were published in the December 10, 2021 edition of the Texas Register [46 TexReg 8311]. 

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
22 TAC §881.33 Family Leave Pool with preamble
22 TAC §882.21 License Statuses with preamble
22 TAC §882.60 Special Provisions Applying to Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses with preamble
22 TAC §882.61 Special Licensing Provisions for Military Spouses with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Request for Public Comments. Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on January 10, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on December 10, 2021

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTER 883 –
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 883

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §883.1 Renewal of a License.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in – then on August 2, due to technical correction, withdrawn from – the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3698]. On August 13, 2021, the Council’s corrected proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 4973]. Public comment was reviewed by the Council on October 26,, 2021, and the Council adopted rules as proposed.

On November 12, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 7788], effective November 21, 2021. On and after November 21, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on November 12, 2021.

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2021

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463 and 465

On May 13, 2021, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (PSY Board) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§463.11 and 465.13, concerning supervised experience required for licensure as a psychologist and personal problems, conflicts and dual relationship, respectively.

On August 24, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) to publish proposed changes to the above-listed sections.

On October 1, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6468] with call for public comments.

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 882, 884, and 885

On August 24, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§882.37, 882.70, 884.4 and 885.1, concerning COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Prohibited, Emergency Temporary License, Special Requirements for Complaints Alleging Violations Related to Court-ordered Therapy or Parenting Facilitator Services, and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

On October 1, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6500] with call for public comments.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on October 31, 2021, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on October 1, 2021

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 463 AND 465

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists adopted amendments to rules in 22 TAC CHAPTERS 463 AND 465.

NEWLY ADOPTED RULES

22 TAC § 463.9, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

22 TAC § 465.2, Supervision

22 TAC § 465.38, Psychological Services for Schools

The adoption orders may be view in the September 17, 2021, Issue of the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6259]. Effective Date September 19, 2021

Posted September 17, 2021

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 881, 882, AND 885
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 881, 882, and 885

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §§881.21, 882.11, and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking, Applicants with Foreign Degrees and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

On June 18, 2021, Executive Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3696]. Public comment was reviewed by the Executive Council on August 24, 2021, and the Executive Council adopted rules as proposed.

On September 17, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6262], effective September 19, 2021. On and after September 19, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on September 17, 2021.

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PSYPACT PROPOSED RULES

The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment.  The Proposed Rules can be found HERE.

These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment.  The deadline for submission of written comments is November 4, 2021. 

Written comments should be submitted via the public comment form found on the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/PublicComment) and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm Eastern on November 4, 2021. 

A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission’s Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 am Eastern.  Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/Meetings) 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.

Posted on August 26, 2021

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED AUGUST 13, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 883

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §883.1, concerning Renewal of a License.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3696]. Effective August 2, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were withdrawn [46 TexReg 5013]. And on August 13, 2021, the Council’s revised proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 4973]

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted on August 26, 2021

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED JUNE 18, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 881, 882, 883, and 885
On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§881.21, 882.11, 883.1, and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking, Applicants with Foreign Degrees, Renewal of a License, and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

TSBEP recommended and Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463 and 465
On February 11, 2021, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) voted to recommend changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §463.9, 465.2, and 465.38, relating to licensed specialist in school psychology, supervision, and psychological services for schools, respectively. On May 4, 2021, the Council considered the TSBEP’s recommended changes and voted to approve publication of proposed rules.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s and TSBEP’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3671 and 3696].

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted on June 18, 2021

RULES UPDATE – MAY 28, 2021, Effective June 1, 2021

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Published in the May 28, 2021, Issue of the Texas Register.  Effective Date June 1, 2021.

NEWLY ADOPTED RULES

22 TAC § 463.10, Licensed Psychologist

22 TAC § 463.35, Professional Development

22 TAC § 463.40, Ineligibility Due to Criminal History

22 TAC § 465.1, Definitions

22 TAC § 465.2, Supervision

REPEALED RULES

22 TAC § 463.40, Ineligibility Due to Criminal History

WITHDRAWN RULES

22 TAC § 465.13, Personal Problems, Conflicts and Dual Relationships (Withdrawn on May 12, 2021)

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

Published in the May 28, 2021, Issue of the Texas Register.  Effective Date June 1, 2021.

NEWLY ADOPTED RULES

22 TAC § 882.21, License Statuses

22 TAC § 882.50, Continuing Education and Audits

Posted May 28, 2021

Call for Public Comment –
Proposed Rules Published February 19, 2021

TSBEP Board recommended and Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 463 and 465

On November 19, 2020, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) voted to recommend changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§463.10, 463.35, 463.40 (repeal), 463.30 (new), 465.1, 465.2, and 465.13, concerning applications and examinations, and rules of practice, respectively. On January 12, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) considered the TSBEP’s recommended changes and approved publication of proposed rules.

On February 19, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 1177].

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted on February 25, 2021

Call for Public Comment –
TSBEP Social Media and Electronic Communication Guidelines

The mission of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (“Board”) is to protect the public by ensuring that psychological services are provided to the people of Texas by qualified and competent practitioners who adhere to established professional standards.

It is with this mission in mind that the Board set out to develop these guidelines for using social media and electronic communications.  When developing these guidelines, the Board relied in-part upon stakeholder input and the prior work of ASPPB’s Social Media Taskforce. 

TSBEP licensees who choose to use social media in their practice should take precautions to be mindful and remain in compliant with all relevant ethical, professional, and legal responsibilities, in addition to policies and guidelines in Texas.

Written comments on the proposed social media and electronic communication guidelines may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to general@bhec.texas.gov by March 30, 2021.

Posted on February 25, 2021

NEW RULES –
22 TAC CHAPTERS 881 and 885, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 9, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapters 881 and 885

On August 28, 2020, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §§881.21 and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking and Executive Council Fees.

On October 2, 2020, the Executive Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [45 TexReg 6958]. Public comment was reviewed by the Executive Council on January 12, 2021, and the Executive Council adopted rules as proposed.

On February 5, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 915], effective February 9, 2021. On and after February 9, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Email Updates form at the bottom of the Executive Council’s homepage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council is as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on February 5, 2021.

Optional COVID-19 Licensure Modification Forms Now Available

In the event that you are unable to meet the traditional prerequisites for education, training, and/or supervised experience for obtaining a particular license under Chapter 501, due to COVID-19, you may be able to request a modification of the prerequisites under 22 TAC 463.14.

 At its November 19, 2020 regular meeting, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists approved usage of ASPPB’s COVID-19 resource tools. These tools can assist applicant’s with documenting their non-traditional prerequisites for licensure for: education, practicum, internship, and post-doctoral experience. You can access these Optional COVID-19 Licensure Modification Forms, on the Board’s website. Please note that these forms do not replace any existing forms required for licensure under Chapter 501.

Posted on November 24, 2020