The following severity levels and sanction guides are based
on the relevant factors in council rules, 22 Texas Administrative
Code, §884.20 (relating to Disciplinary Guidelines and General
Schedule of Sanctions).
(1)Level One--Revocation of license. These violations
evidence intentional or gross misconduct on the part of the licensee
or cause or pose a high degree of harm to the public or may require
severe punishment as a deterrent to the licensee, or other licensees.
(2)Level Two--Suspension of license. These violations
involve less misconduct, harm, or need for deterrence than Level One
violations, but may require suspension of licensure for a period of
(3)Level Three--Probated suspension of license. These
violations do not involve enough harm, misconduct, or need for deterrence
to warrant suspension of licensure, yet are severe enough to warrant
monitoring of the licensee to ensure future compliance. Probationary
terms may be ordered as appropriate.
(4)Level Four--Reprimand. These violations involve
inadvertent or relatively minor misconduct or rule violations not
directly involving the health, safety and welfare of the public.
(5)An administrative penalty may be assessed for any
violation, in lieu of, or in addition to, other disciplinary actions.
A maximum amount of $5,000 may be imposed for each violation, each
day a violation continues or occurs is a separate violation for purposes
of imposing a penalty.
certifies that legal counsel has
reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on November 3, 2022
Darrel D. Spinks
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
Effective date: November 23, 2022
Proposal publication date: August 5, 2022
For further information, please call: (512) 305-7706