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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 35TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS
CHAPTER 801LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS
SUBCHAPTER LCOMPLAINTS AND VIOLATIONS
RULE §801.291General

The purpose of this subchapter is to establish procedures for the denial, revocation, probation, or suspension of a license, reprimand of a licensee, or imposition of an administrative penalty, and the procedures for filing complaints and allegations of statutory or rule violations.

  (1) The following shall be grounds for revocation, probation or suspension of a license, imposition of an administrative penalty, refusal to renew a license, or reprimand of a licensee if a licensee has:

    (A) been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

    (B) obtained or attempted to obtain a license by fraud or deception;

    (C) used drugs or alcohol to an extent that affects professional competence;

    (D) been grossly negligent in performing professional duties;

    (E) been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of competent jurisdiction;

    (F) practiced in a manner detrimental to the public health or welfare;

    (G) advertised in a manner that tends to deceive or defraud the public;

    (H) had a license or certification revoked by a licensing agency or by a certifying professional organization or by a governmental agency;

    (I) otherwise violated the Act or board rules;

    (J) committed an act for which liability exists under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 81;

    (K) violated an order of the board; or

    (L) engaged in conduct that discredits or tends to discredit the profession of marriage and family therapy.

  (2) If the board suspends a license, the suspension shall remain in effect for the period of time stated in the order or until the board determines that the reason for the suspension no longer exists.

  (3) If a suspension overlaps a license renewal date, the suspended marriage and family licensee shall comply with the renewal procedures in this chapter; however, the suspension shall remain in effect pursuant to paragraph (2) of this subsection.

  (4) Upon revocation, suspension or non-renewal of a license, a licensee shall return his or her license certificate and all existing renewal cards to the board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §801.291 adopted to be effective November 22, 1996, 21 TexReg 11588; amended to be effective April 11, 2001, 26 TexReg 2713; amended to be effective July 2, 2006, 31 TexReg 5111; amended to be effective May 18, 2008, 33 TexReg 3758; amended to be effective December 19, 2010, 35 TexReg 10958; amended to be effective March 31, 2013, 38 TexReg 1982

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