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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 4TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
CHAPTER 90OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES
SUBCHAPTER DPROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - CURRICULUM, COURSES, CLASSROOMS, CERTIFICATES
RULE §90.43General Program and Course Requirements - All Programs

(a) All Offender Education Programs must use the applicable curriculum approved in §90.40, including all required videos, slides or transparencies, participant workbooks, booklets, and other resources or written materials. The applicable curriculum must be presented in the prescribed manner and sequence.

(b) All courses must be taught by a certified Instructor for the applicable Offender Education Program. Each Instructor must be physically present in the classroom with all of the participants for each class. A single Instructor must teach the entire course for all Offender Education Programs, with the exception of DWI Intervention Programs, which may allow team-teaching utilizing no more than two certified Instructors.

(c) The Offender Education Program/Provider must provide the Program/Provider certification number and the Instructor certification number for the particular Program and course to each participant and provide information regarding how to file a complaint with the department to each participant.

(d) Offender Education Programs must require participants to attend all class sessions within a course in the proper sequence.

(e) The Program must make provisions for persons unable to read and/or speak English. All classes in a single course must be taught in the same language.

(f) The Program must screen each participant and offer appropriate referral information to the participant, based upon the numerical score and accompanying referral recommendations on the approved Screening Instrument required to be administered. The Screening Instrument must be administered by the Administrator or course Instructor, or under their direct supervision.

(g) The Administrator or course Instructor for each Offender Education Program must make available a current listing or roster of available chemical dependency counseling and treatment resources in the area to each participant whose numerical score and accompanying referral recommendations on the approved Screening Instrument required to be administered indicate a potential substance abuse problem requiring further evaluation.

(h) All required registration, initial data collection, and administration of the Screening Instrument must be completed before commencement of the first class session.

(i) At the end of each course, the course Instructor for each Offender Education Program must administer a participant course evaluation.

(j) The course Instructor for all Offender Education Programs shall conduct an exit interview with each participant, as outlined in the applicable educational program manual.


Source Note: The provisions of this §90.43 adopted to be effective November 1, 2017, 42 TexReg 4632

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