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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 §801.294Violations by an Unlicensed Person

(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally acts as a licensed marriage and family therapist without being licensed by the board. Such an offense is a Class B misdemeanor.

(b) An unlicensed person who facilitates or coordinates the provision of professional marriage and family therapy services but does not act as a licensed marriage and family therapist is not in violation of the Act.

(c) If it appears to the board that a person who is not licensed under the Act is violating the Act, a rule adopted under the Act, or another state statute or rule relating to the practice of marriage and family therapy, the board after notice and opportunity for a hearing, may issue a cease and desist order prohibiting the person from engaging in the activity. A violation of a cease and desist order constitutes grounds for the imposition of an administrative penalty by the board.


Source Note: The provisions of this §801.294 adopted to be effective April 20, 1994, 19 TexReg 2386; 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 March 31, 2013, 38 TexReg 1982

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