Texas Register Preamble
The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council adopts the repeal of §882.10, relating to Applicants with Pending Complaints. Section 882.10 is adopted without any changes, as published in the March 31, 2023, issue of the Texas Register (48 TexReg 1716) and will not be republished.
The repeal of this rule is necessary because it is replaced with a new rule that is adopted in this issue of the Texas Register. The new rule will allow for the abeyance of an application up to 180 days when there is a pending complaint against the applicant that involves sexual misconduct or imminent physical harm to the public. All other applicants with complaints will have their application processed as normal, the complaint will not impact the licensure application. The pending complaint will still be investigated and processed according to the normal route as well.
List of interested groups or associations against the rule.
Summary of comments against the rule.
List of interested groups or associations for the rule.
Summary of comments for the rule.
The rule repeal 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 repeal 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 also adopts this rule repeal 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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