Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Rule Review Plan

In accordance with the Appropriations Act, Article IX, Section 167, HB1, Seventy-fifth Legislature, the Texas State Board of Examiners of psychologists submits the following notice of its plan to review all current Board rules which became final prior to September 1, 1997. 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 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 Central Hearing Panel of 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 May-July 1998, this Board will review Chapter 467. Announcements and Listings. (All), and Chapter 469. Specialties. (All), and Chapter 471. Renewals. (All), and Chapter 473. Fees. (All).

For review in July-September 1998, this Board will review Chapter 465. Practice. (§465.36 Ethics Code and §465.33 Sexual Intimacies and Harassment).

For review in September-December 1998, this Board will review Chapter 465. Practice. (§§465.1-465.31).

For review in December 1998-February 1999, this Board will review Chapter 461. General Rulings. (§§461.1-461.15).

For review in February-May 1999, this Board will review Chapter 461. General Rulings. (§§461.16-461.29).

For review in May-July 1999, this Board will review Chapter 463. Applications. (All) and Chapter 465. Practice. (§465.38 Psychological Services in the Schools).

For review in July-September 1999, this Board will review Chapter 466. Procedure. (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 Sherry L. Lee, Executive Director, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-450, Austin, Texas 78701.