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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 30TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
CHAPTER 681PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
SUBCHAPTER CCODE OF ETHICS
RULE §681.51Finding of Misconduct Occurring before Licensure

(a) The board may take disciplinary action based upon information received after issuance of a license if such information would have been the basis for denial of licensure had it been received prior to the issuance of the license.

(b) The board may consider conduct prior to licensure in determining whether an applicant or licensee is qualified to practice counseling, including conduct that would have been a violation of the code of ethics if the person had been licensed.

(c) The board may deny a license or specialty recognition if it substantiates the applicant lacks the necessary skills and abilities to provide adequate counseling, the applicant has misrepresented any materials submitted to the board, or violated any provision of the Act or board rule in this chapter.

(d) To determine the applicant's fitness, the board may consider the applicant's skills and abilities to provide adequate counseling services to clients, the applicant's ethical behavior in relationships with other professionals and clients, and the applicant's worthiness of public trust and confidence.


Source Note: The provisions of this §681.51 adopted to be effective September 1, 2003, 28 TexReg 4134; amended to be effective April 27, 2008, 33 TexReg 3268; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8889; amended to be effective February 28, 2019, 44 TexReg 844

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