TITLE 22. EXAMINING BOARDS

PART 21. TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

CHAPTER 463. APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

22 TAC §463.5

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists adopts an amendment §463.5, concerning Application File Requirements without changes to the proposed text published in the March 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 1316) and will not be republished.

The amendment is being adopted to ensure the protection and safety of the public.

The amendment as adopted is being offered to align the rule with recommendation 3.8 in the Sunset Staff report.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under Texas Occupations Code, Title 3, Subtitle I, Chapter 501, which provides the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with the authority to make all rules, not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of this State, which are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and regulations of proceedings before it.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on June 6, 2017.

TRD-201702188

Darrel D. Spinks

Executive Director

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Effective date: June 26, 2017

Proposal publication date: March 24, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7700


22 TAC §463.9

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists adopts an amendment §463.9, concerning Licensed Specialist in School Psychology without changes to the proposed text published in the March 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 1318) and will not be republished.

The amendment is being adopted to ensure the protection and safety of the public.

The amendment as adopted is being offered to align the rule with recommendation 3.8 in the Sunset Staff report.

No comments were received regarding the adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under Texas Occupations Code, Title 3, Subtitle I, Chapter 501, which provides the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with the authority to make all rules, not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of this State, which are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and regulations of proceedings before it.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on June 6, 2017.

TRD-201702189

Darrel D. Spinks

Executive Director

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Effective date: June 26, 2017

Proposal publication date: March 24, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7700


22 TAC §463.10

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists adopts amendment §463.10, concerning Provisionally Licensed Psychologists without changes to the proposed text published in the March 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 1318) and will not be republished.

The amendment is being adopted to ensure the protection and safety of the public.

The amendment as adopted will eliminate the reference letter requirement for provisional licensure in accordance with Management Recommendation No. 3.8 on pg. 24 of the Sunset Commission Staff Report. The adopted amendment will also restrict the issuance of provisional trainee status letters to one per applicant, so as to avoid the potential for fraud and abuse, and will serve to eliminate unnecessary language in subsection (d).

No comments were received regarding the adoption of the amendment.

The amendment is adopted under Texas Occupations Code, Title 3, Subtitle I, Chapter 501, which provides the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with the authority to make all rules, not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of this State, which are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and regulations of proceedings before it.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on June 6, 2017.

TRD-201702190

Darrel D. Spinks

Executive Director

Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Effective date: June 26, 2017

Proposal publication date: March 24, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7700