Texas Register Preamble
The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council adopts amendments to §885.1, relating to Fees. Section 885.1 is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the October 1, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 6504) and will not be republished.
The amended rule is intended to clarify and correct the Texas.gov fee required for some of the license applications, and criminal history evaluations. This fee is required by law, is paid to a different state agency, and is only expected to increase by about $3.00 to $10.00 per application. The fee is necessary because these applications are transitioning from traditional paper applications to an online process which is expected to increase agency efficiencies and make the application process easier for applicants. Additionally, this amended rule combines the fees for an initial LMFT Associate application with the fee for the initial licensure, but the result is the same fee.
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The rule is adopted under Tex. Occ. Code, Title 3, Subtitle I, Chapter 507, which provides the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council with the authority to make all rules, not inconsistent with the Constitution and Laws of this State, which are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of its duties and regulations of proceedings before it.
Additionally, the Executive Council adopts this rule pursuant to the authority found in §507.152 of the Tex. Occ. Code which vests the Executive Council with the authority to adopt rules necessary to perform its duties and implement Chapter 507 of the Tex. Occ. Code.
The Executive Council adopts this rule pursuant to the authority found in §507.154 of the Tex. Occ. Code which authorizes the Executive Council to set fees necessary to cover the costs of administering Chapters 501, 502, 503, 505, and 507 of the Tex. Occ. Code.
The Executive Council also adopts this rule under the authority found in §2001.004 of the Tex. Gov’t Code which requires state agencies to adopt rules of practice stating the nature and requirements of all available formal and informal procedures.
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