|(a) General Requirements.
(1) Before the provision of any services, the licensee
and the recipient of psychological services reach an agreement specifying
the compensation and billing arrangements.
(2) If services are not paid for as agreed, the licensee
shall not utilize a collection agency or legal measures to collect
any unpaid fees unless the licensee has provided the affected party
with at least 30 days written notice, separate and apart from any
notice provided as part of the informed consent process, that such
measures will be taken and the party has been provided with a reasonable
opportunity to make prompt payment.
(3) Licensees shall not withhold records solely because
payment has not been received unless specifically permitted by law.
(4) In reporting their services to third-party payers,
licensees accurately state the nature, date and fees for the services
(b) Ethical and Legal Requirements.
(1) Licensees do not engage in fraudulent billing.
(2) Licensees do not misrepresent their fees.
(3) Licensees do not overcharge or otherwise exploit
recipients of services or payers with respect to fees.
(4) Licensees do not receive payments from or divide
fees with another health care provider in exchange for professional
(5) A licensee does not participate in bartering if
it is clinically contra-indicated or if bartering has the potential
to create an exploitative or harmful dual relationship.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §465.15 adopted to be effective June 3, 1999, 24 TexReg 4017; amended to be effective March 13, 2000, 25 TexReg 2061; amended to be effective December 10, 2002, 27 TexReg 11545; amended to be effective September 10, 2007, 32 TexReg 6156; amended to be effective November 29, 2012, 37 TexReg 9363; amended to be effective September 19, 2018, 43 TexReg 5951