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

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781. Social Worker

A. General Provisions

781.102 Definitions

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.201 Board Rules

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.202 Board Meetings

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.203 Board Training

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.204 Transaction of Official Board Business

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.205 Board Agendas

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.206 Board Minutes

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.207 Elections

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.208 Officers of the Board

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.209 Committees of the Board

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.210 Executive Director

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.211 Reimbursement for Expenses

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.212 Official Records of the Board

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.213 Impartiality & Non-discrimination

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.214 Applicants with Disabilities

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.215 The License

9/18/97

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.216 Roster of Licensees

8/14/96

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

B. The Board

781.217 Fees

11/24/95

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.301 Qualifications for Licensure

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.302 Supervision for specialty Recognition

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.303 Application

8/14/96

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.304 Required Documentation of Qualifications for Licensure

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.305 Fitness of Applicants for Licensure

11/24/95

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.306 Materials Considered in Determination of Fitness of Applicants

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.307 Finding of Non-fitness

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.308 Provisional Licenses

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.309 Temporary License

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.310 Examination Requirement

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.311 Alternate Method of Examining Competency

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.312 Issuance of Licenses

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.313 Application Denial

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.314 Required Reports to the Board

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

C. License & Licensing Process

781.315 Surrender of License

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

D. Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of Practice

781.401 Code of Ethics

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

D. Code of Ethics & Professional Standards of Practice

781.402 Standards of Practice

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.501 General

11/24/95

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.502 Staggered Renewals

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.503 License Renewal

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.504 Late Renewal

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.505 Inactive Status

8/14/96

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.506 Emeritus Status

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.507 Active Military Duty

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.508 Hour Requirements for Continuing Education

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.509 Types of Acceptable Continuing Education

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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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

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.513 Credit Hours Granted

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

E. License Renewal & Continuing Education

781.514 Continuing Education Documentation

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.601 Purpose

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.602 Disciplinary Action; Notices

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.603 Complaint Procedures

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.604 Ethics Committee Meetings & Policy

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.605 Informal Hearing Meetings

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.606 Licensing of Persons with Criminal Backgrounds

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.607 Suspension, Revocation, or Nonrenewal

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.608 Informal Disposition

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.609 Default Orders

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

F. Complaints & Violations

781.610 Monitoring of Licensees

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.701 Purpose

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.702 General

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.703 Notice

6/6/99

11/20/98

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.704 Subpoenas

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.705 Prehearing Conferences

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.706 Hearing Procedure

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

G. Formal Hearings

781.707 Action after the Hearing

12/13/94

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.801 Purpose

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.802 Relevant Factors

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.803 Severity Level & Sanction Guide

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.804 Other Disciplinary Actions

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.805 State Office of Administrative Hearings

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.806 Probation

6/6/99

Mar-01

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781. Social Worker

H. Sanction Guidelines

781.807 Release from Probation

6/6/99

Mar-01

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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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