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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 41TEXAS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
CHAPTER 885FEES
RULE §885.1Executive Council Fees

(a) General provisions.

  (1) All fees are nonrefundable and cannot be waived except as otherwise permitted by law.

  (2) Fees required to be submitted online to the Council must be paid by debit or credit card. All other fees paid to the Council must be in the form of a personal check, cashier's check, or money order.

  (3) For applications and renewals the Council is required to collect fees to fund the Office of Patient Protection (OPP) in accordance with Texas Occupations Code §101.307, relating to the Health Professions Council.

  (4) For applications, examinations, and renewals the Council is required to collect subscription or convenience fees to recover costs associated with processing through Texas.gov.

  (5) All examination fees are to be paid to the Council's designee.

(b) The Executive Council adopts the following chart of fees:

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(c) Late fees.

  (1) If the person's license has been expired for 90 days or less, the person may renew the license by paying to the Council a fee in an amount equal to one and one-half times the base renewal fee.

  (2) If the person's license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than one year, the person may renew the license by paying to the Council a fee in an amount equal to two times the base renewal fee.

  (3) If the person's license has been expired for one year or more, the person may not renew the license; however, the person may apply for reinstatement of the license.

(d) Open Records Fees. In accordance with §552.262 of the Government Code, the Council adopts by reference the rules developed by the Office of the Attorney General in 1 TAC Part 3, Chapter 70 (relating to Cost of Copies of Public Information) for use by each governmental body in determining charges under Government Code, Chapter 552 (Public Information) Subchapter F (Charges for Providing Copies of Public Information).

(e) Military Exemption for Fees. All licensing and examination base rate fees payable to the Council are waived for the following individuals:

  (1) military service members and military veterans, as those terms are defined by Chapter 55, Occupations Code, whose military service, training, or education substantially meets all licensure requirements; and

  (2) military service members, military veterans, and military spouses, as those terms are defined by Chapter 55, Occupations Code, who hold a current license issued by another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this state.


Source Note: The provisions of this §885.1 adopted to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 4772

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