Texas State Board of  Social Worker Examiners
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 Social Worker Examiners submits the following plan for review of its rules. The first plan was filed with the Texas Register Division on May 20, 1998.

Chapter 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
781. Social Worker Licensure A. General Provisions 781.101 Purpose & Scope 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker A. General Provisions 781.102 Definitions 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.201 Board Rules 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.202 Board Meetings 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.203 Board Training 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.204 Transaction of Official Board Business 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.205 Board Agendas 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.206 Board Minutes 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.207 Elections 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.208 Officers of the Board 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.209 Committees of the Board 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.210 Executive Director 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.211 Reimbursement for Expenses 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.212 Official Records of the Board 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.213 Impartiality & Non-discrimination 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.214 Applicants with Disabilities 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.215 The License 9/18/97   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.216 Roster of Licensees 8/14/96   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker B. The Board 781.217 Fees 11/24/95   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.301 Qualifications for Licensure 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.302 Supervision for specialty Recognition 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.303 Application 8/14/96   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.304 Required Documentation of Qualifications for Licensure 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.305 Fitness of Applicants for Licensure 11/24/95   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.306 Materials Considered in Determination of Fitness of Applicants 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.307 Finding of Non-fitness 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.308 Provisional Licenses 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.309 Temporary License 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.310 Examination Requirement 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.311 Alternate Method of Examining Competency 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.312 Issuance of Licenses 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.313 Application Denial 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.314 Required Reports to the Board 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker C. License & Licensing Process 781.315 Surrender of License 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker D. Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of Practice 781.401 Code of Ethics 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker D. Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of Practice 781.402 Standards of Practice 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.501 General 11/24/95   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.502 Staggered Renewals 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.503 License Renewal 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.504 Late Renewal 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.505 Inactive Status 8/14/96   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.506 Emeritus Status 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.507 Active Military Duty 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.508 Hour Requirements for Continuing Education 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.509 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.510 Activities Unacceptable as Continuing Education 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.511 Approval of Continuing Education Sponsor 8/14/96   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.512 Acceptance of Continuing Education Approved by Another Licensing Board 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.513 Credit Hours Granted 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker E. License Renewal & Continuing Education 781.514 Continuing Education Documentation 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.601 Purpose 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.602 Disciplinary Action; Notices 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.603 Complaint Procedures 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.604 Ethics Committee Meetings & Policy 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.605 Informal Hearing Meetings 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.606 Licensing of Persons with Criminal Backgrounds 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.607 Suspension, Revocation, or Nonrenewal 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.608 Informal Disposition 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.609 Default Orders 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker F. Complaints & Violations 781.610 Monitoring of Licensees 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.701 Purpose 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.702 General 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.703 Notice 6/6/99 11/20/98 Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.704 Subpoenas 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.705 Prehearing Conferences 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.706 Hearing Procedure 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker G. Formal Hearings 781.707 Action after the Hearing 12/13/94   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.801 Purpose 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.802 Relevant Factors 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.803 Severity Level & Sanction Guide 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.804 Other Disciplinary Actions 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.805 State Office of Administrative Hearings 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.806 Probation 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS
781. Social Worker H. Sanction Guidelines 781.807 Release from Probation 6/6/99   Mar-01     HCQS

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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