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RULE §90.10Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly states otherwise.

  (1) Alcohol Education Program for Minors--An alcohol educational program for minors as described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.

  (2) Annual Reporting Period--The period of time beginning September 1 of each year and ending August 31 of the following year.

  (3) Certificate of Program Completion (Certificate)--A uniform, serially numbered certificate as described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.

  (4) Commission--The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

  (5) Continuing Education Hour--At least 50 minutes of participation in an organized, systematic learning experience which deals with and is designed for the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and information on drug or alcohol-related topics, as applicable to the specific court-ordered program instructor license endorsement.

  (6) Continuing Education Seminar--A department-approved continuing education seminar, class, or course that may be taken to meet renewal requirements, as applicable to a specific court-ordered program instructor license endorsement.

  (7) Course Records--Court-ordered program participants' personal data forms, pre-tests and post-tests, self-assessments, screening instrument(s), homework assignments, action plans, and any other written material required or used in the court-ordered program class instruction.

  (8) Course Roster--A form used to record data on all court-ordered program participants enrolled in the course and to record attendance data on those participants at each class throughout the course.

  (9) Court-Ordered Education Class (Class)--A module of a court-ordered program course.

  (10) Court-Ordered Education Course (Course)--The complete series of court-ordered program class modules.

  (11) Court-Ordered Education Program (Program)--The Alcohol Education Program for Minors, Drug Offender Education Program, DWI Education Program, or DWI Intervention Program.

  (12) Court-Ordered Education Provider (Program Provider)--A person holding a license from the department to offer or provide a court-ordered program.

  (13) Department--The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

  (14) Drug Offender Education Program--A drug offense educational program as described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.

  (15) DWI--An offense relating to driving or operating a motorized vehicle while intoxicated, as described in Sections 49.04 - 49.08, Penal Code relating to Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses.

  (16) DWI Education Program--An educational program for intoxication offenses as described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.

  (17) DWI Intervention Program--An intervention program for intoxication offenses described in Section 171.0001, Government Code.

  (18) Endorsement--A classification received by a program provider or instructor as described in Sections 171.0103 and 171.0153, Government Code, after successful completion of the department licensing process, which allows a licensee to instruct, offer, or provide a specific type of court-ordered program.

  (19) Executive Director--The executive director of the department.

  (20) Instructor Applicant--A term describing an individual from the period when the individual applies for admission into an instructor training course until the point where a license is granted or denied.

  (21) Instructor Licensing Period--The period of time beginning with the date instructor licensure was granted to instruct a specific court-ordered program curriculum and ending two years after the date the license was issued.

  (22) Instructor Training Class--A module of an instructor training course.

  (23) Instructor Training Course--The complete series of instructor training class modules.

  (24) Minor--A person under the age of 21 years, as described in Section 106.01, Alcohol Beverage Code.

  (25) Module--A part of the Court-Ordered Education Program Instructor Manual that covers a single subject or topic within a specific course.

  (26) Online Course--A court-ordered education program that is offered or provided in a virtual, real-time, and interactive setting through an internet connection as authorized under this chapter.

  (27) Participant--An individual who attends, takes, or completes a court-ordered program.

  (28) Screening Instrument--A written device approved by the department and required to be administered to each program participant for the purpose of:

    (A) identifying indicators of a potential substance abuse problem; and

    (B) making recommendations for further evaluation, where indicated by the screening instrument.

Source Note: The provisions of this §90.10 adopted to be effective September 1, 2022, 47 TexReg 5101

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