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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 22TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
CHAPTER 501RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
SUBCHAPTER ERESPONSIBILITIES TO THE BOARD/PROFESSION
RULE §501.93Responses

(a) A person shall substantively respond in writing, within 30 days, to any communication from the board requesting a response. The board may specify a shorter time for response in the communication when circumstances so require. The time to respond shall commence on the date the communication was mailed, delivered to a courier or delivery service, faxed or e-mailed to the last address, facsimile number, or e-mail address furnished to the board by the applicant or person.

(b) A person shall provide copies of documentation and/or work papers, within 30 days, in response to the board's request at no expense to the board. The board may specify a shorter time for response in the communication when circumstances so require. The time to respond shall commence on the date the request was mailed, delivered to a courier or delivery service, faxed or e-mailed to the last address, facsimile number or e-mail address furnished to the board by a person. A person may comply with this subsection by providing the board with original records for the board to duplicate. In such a circumstance, upon request the board will provide an affidavit from the custodian of records documenting custody and control of the records.

(c) Failure to timely respond substantively to written communications, or failure to furnish requested documentation and/or work papers, constitutes conduct indicating lack of fitness to serve the public as a professional accountant.

(d) Each applicant and each person required to be registered with the board under the Act shall notify the board, either in writing or through the board's website, of any and all changes in either such person's mailing address or telephone number and the effective date thereof within 30 days before or after such effective date.

(e) Interpretive Comment. This section should be read in conjunction with §519.6 of this title (relating to Subpoenas).

(f) Interpretive Comment. In this section, the term board includes board staff.


Source Note: The provisions of this §501.93 adopted to be effective June 11, 2000, 25 TexReg 5342; amended to be effective February 6, 2002, 27 TexReg 748; amended to be effective October 16, 2002, 27 TexReg 9573; amended to be effective February 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 964; amended to be effective August 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 7304; amended to be effective June 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 3100; amended to be effective February 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 1098; amended to be effective August 17, 2008, 33 TexReg 6373; amended to be effective December 7, 2011, 36 TexReg 8238

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