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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 BRULES OF PRACTICE
RULE §801.43Professional Representation

(a) A licensee is subject to and bound by provisions of the Act, the Council Act, and council rules.

(b) A licensee that becomes aware of another licensee violating state or federal law within the jurisdiction of the Council, may attempt to resolve the violation informally with the other licensee if the violation does not involve actual or likely harm to an individual or the public. Any unresolved violations must be reported to the Council. A licensee that becomes aware of another licensee violating a state or federal law within the jurisdiction of the Council involving actual or likely harm to an individual or the public, must report the violation to the Council.

(c) When providing professional therapeutic services as defined in §801.42 of this title (relating to Professional Therapeutic Services), a licensee must indicate his or her licensure status as an LMFT or LMFT Associate, including any probationary status or other restrictions placed on the licensee by the council.

(d) A licensee may not make any false, misleading, deceptive, fraudulent or exaggerated claim or statement about the licensee's services, including:

  (1) the effectiveness of services;

  (2) the licensee's qualifications, capabilities, background, training, education, experience, professional affiliations, fees, products, or publications; or

  (3) the practice of marriage and family therapy.

(e) A licensee may not misrepresent any agency or organization by presenting it as having attributes that it does not possess.

(f) A licensee may not encourage, or within the licensee's power, allow a client to hold exaggerated ideas about the efficacy of services provided by the licensee.

(g) If a licensee learns of a misrepresentation, exaggerated, false, deceptive, or fraudulent claim or statement made by another, the licensee must take reasonable action to correct the misrepresentation, claim or statement.


Source Note: The provisions of this §801.43 adopted to be effective October 5, 2020, 45 TexReg 7024

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