Board News

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTER 882
– EFFECTIVE JULY 16, 2024

The Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 882

The following adopted rule, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the July 12, 2024, Texas Register and becomes effective July 16, 2024:
  • §882.2 General Application File Requirements with preamble, which includes reasoned justification for the rule.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on July 11, 2024

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 681 AND 882-885
EFFECTIVE MARCH 27, 2024

LPC Board recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 681 and 882 through 885. The following adopted rules can be found in the March 22, 2024, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective March 27, 2024:

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage. Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on March 21, 2024

NEW RULE – 22 TAC CHAPTER 882
– EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15, 2023

Executive Council published adopted rule in 22 TAC Chapter 882

The following adopted rule, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the November 10, 2023, Texas Register and becomes effective November 15, 2023:
  • §882.32 Duty to Update Name and Address with preamble, which includes reasoned justification for the rule.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on November 9, 2023

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 681 AND 882
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

LPC Board recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 681 and 882. The following adopted rules can be found in the September 15, 2023, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective September 21, 2023:

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage. Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on September14, 2023

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 882 AND 884
– EFFECTIVE JUNE 15, 2023

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 882 and 884

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the June 9, 2023, Texas Register and become effective June 15, 2023:
  • §882.10 Applicants with Pending Complaints [repealed and replaced] with preamble; and
  • §884.10 Investigation of Complaints with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on June 15, 2023

Board Meeting Announcement

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will hold their Virtual Board Meeting on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 9am. To view the agenda and meeting materials related to this meeting please click here.

Posted on April 19, 2023

Insights Over the Lunch Hour with LPC Board Members: Discussion on Cultural Awareness

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Insights Over the Lunch Hour with LPC Board Members: Discussion on Cultural Awareness. During this webinar, licensees and members of the public will have the opportunity to hear from and visit with the following members of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors:

  • Janie Stubblefield LPC-S, professional member,
  • Dr. Lia Amuna, LPC-S, professional member, and
  • Steven Hallbauer, Board Chair, public member.

Attendees will be given the opportunity and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. NOTE: Panelists will not answer questions about a pending application or complaint and can not provide legal advice.

The webinar will begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023, and may run longer than the noon hour, depending upon attendee interest and questions. There will be ample time for the question-and-answer period. If you are interested in attending this virtual event, please click the link below to register for the webinar.

April 20, 2023 PowerPoint Presentation can be found here.

Updated April 25, 2023

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 681 AND 882
EFFECTIVE MARCH 7, 2023

LPC Board recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 681 and 882

The following adopted rules can be found in the March 3, 2023, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective March 7, 2023:

22 TAC §681.140 Requirements for Continuing Education with preamble;

22 TAC §681.141 General Continuing Education Requirements with preamble;

22 TAC §681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education with preamble;

22 TAC §681.143 Activities Unacceptable as Continuing Education with preamble;

22 TAC §681.145 Determination of Clock-hours Granted with preamble;

22 TAC §681.147 40-Clock-Hour Supervisor Training Course with preamble; and

22 TAC §882.42 Ineligibility Due to Criminal History with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on February 28, 2023

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED DECEMBER 23, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 882

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following rule(s) at its October 25, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the December 23, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
 • §882.42 Ineligibility Due to Criminal History with preamble.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted by mail to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701 or via the Council’s Contact Us webpage. To submit a comment via the Contact Us webpage simply click on the “Email Us” link on that page and select “Submission of Public Comment for Proposed Rule(s) or Open Meeting” from the drop-down menu. Please use the subject line “Public Comment for (enter rule number here)” to ensure your comments are associated with the correct rule and directed accordingly. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5 p.m., Central Time, on January 23, 2023, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register.

Posted on December 22, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED DECEMBER 16, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 681

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its October 25, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the December 16, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
 • §681.140 Requirements for Continuing Education with preamble;
 • §681.141 General Continuing Education Requirements [Repeal] with preamble;
 • §681.142 Acceptable Continuing Education [Repeal] with preamble;
 • §681.143 Activities Unacceptable as Continuing Education [Repeal] with preamble;
 • §681.145 Determination of Clock-hour Credits [Repeal] with preamble; and
 • §681.147 40-Clock-Hour Supervisor Training Course with preamble.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted by mail to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701 or via the Council’s Contact Us webpage. To submit a comment via the Contact Us webpage simply click on the “Email Us” link on that page and select “Submission of Public Comment for Proposed Rule(s) or Open Meeting” from the drop-down menu. Please use the subject line “Public Comment for (enter rule number here)” to ensure your comments are associated with the correct rule and directed accordingly. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on January 16, 2023, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register.

Posted on December 15, 2022

January 2023 Full Board Meeting Date Change

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will hold their next Full Board Meeting on January 20, 2023. This meeting will replace the previously scheduled January 13, 2023 meeting.

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTER 885
– EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 885

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the November 18, 2022, Texas Register and become effective November 23, 2022:
  • §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on November 17, 2022

Legislation Required in Texas to Join Counseling Compact

The Texas Board supports the Counseling Compact but must wait for legislation to be enacted in Texas to join. The next Legislative Session begins in January 2023.

The Resolution Statement made by the Texas Board is to show their support in joining the Counseling Compact. Please see the Counseling Compact website for further information and to follow the process of the Counseling Compact.

Posted September 29, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 882 and 884
– EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 882 and 884

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the September 16, 2022, Texas Register and become effective September 21, 2022:
  • §882.2 General Application File Requirements with preamble;
  • §882.22 Reinstatement of a License with preamble; and
  • §884.20 Disciplinary Guidelines and General Schedule of Sanctions
    with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on September 16, 2022

Insights Over the Lunch Hour with LPC Board Members: Discussion on Rules, Practice Suggestions, and Ethics Considerations when Treating Clients Seeking Holistic Approaches to Therapy

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Insights Over the Lunch Hour with LPC Board Members: Discussion on Rules, Practice Suggestions, and Ethics Considerations when Treating Clients Seeking Holistic Approaches to Therapy. During this webinar, licensees and members of the public will have the opportunity to hear from and visit with the following members of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and staff:

  • Janie Stubblefield LPC-S, professional member and
  • Vanessa Hall, public member.

Attendees will be given the opportunity and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. NOTE: Panelists will not answer questions about a pending application or complaint.

September 29, 2022 PowerPoint Presentation can be found here.

Posted Updated on September 29, 2022

Texas LPC Board Counseling Compact Resolution Statement

On September 9, 2022, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (TSBEPC) discussed their position for membership in the Interstate Counseling Compact. You may find the Resolution Statement here.

The Texas LPC Board is NOT currently part of the Interstate Counseling Compact as legislation is required. You may visit the Counseling Compact website to learn more about the Commission and sign up for Commission updates and register for Commission meetings.

Updated September 15, 2022

Jurisprudence Exams Unavailable Sunday, August 14, 2022 from 7am until 9am

On Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 7am until 9am CDT, the Jurisprudence Exams will be unavailable while eStrategy Solutions performs scheduled maintenance.

Your Lifelong Learning Portal will be unavailable for user registrations and login during this time.

The time for this maintenance window has been chosen to minimize user inconvenience and reflects a time of lowest overall user activity in the system.

A warning message that explains this scheduled outage has been posted to appear for all users at registration and at login.

Posted August 12, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED AUGUST 5, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 885

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following at its May 18, 2022, meeting. These proposed rules are published in the August 5, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
22 TAC §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 1801 Congress Ave., Ste. 7.300, Austin, Texas 78701, or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on September 4, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on August 4, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC Chapter 681 – Effective June 26, 2022

LPC Board recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 681

The following Adopted rules can be found in the June 17, 2022, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective June 26, 2022.

22 TAC §681.6 General Provisions
22 TAC §681.205 Schedule of Sanctions

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage. Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted June 29, 2022

Insights Over the Lunch Hour: Discussion on How to Recognize and Protect Yourself from Scams with LPC Board Members

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar entitled Insights Over the Lunch Hour with LPC Board Members: Discussion on How to Recognize and Protect Yourself from Scams. During this webinar, licensees and members of the public will have the opportunity to hear from and visit with the following members of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and staff:

  • Dr. Christopher Taylor, PhD, LPC, Board
    Vice-Chair;
  • Vanessa Hall, public member; and
  • Cristina De Luna, Board Administrator.

Attendees will be given the opportunity and are encouraged to ask any questions they may have. NOTE: Panelists will not answer questions about a pending application or complaint.

May 12, 2022 Power Pont Presentation can be found here.

Post updated on May 12, 2022

Board Meeting Announcement

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will hold their Virtual Full Board Meeting on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 9am. To view the agenda and meeting materials related to this meeting please click here.

Posted on April 28, 2022

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED APRIL 22, 2022

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 882 and 884

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following rule(s) at its February 1, 2022, meeting.  These proposed rules are published in the April 22, 2022, edition of the Texas Register.

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
22 TAC §882.2 General Application File Requirements with preamble
22 TAC §882.22 Reinstatement of a License with preamble
22 TAC §884.20 Disciplinary Guidelines and General Schedule of Sanctions with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on May 22, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on April 19, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 881, 882, 884, and 885 – EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 27, 2022

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 881, 882, 884, and 885

The following adopted rules, affecting Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, can be found in the February 18, 2022, Texas Register and become effective February 27, 2022:
  • §881.33 Family Leave Pool with preamble, which includes reasoned justification for the rule;
  • §882.21 License Statuses with preamble;
  • §882.37 COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Prohibited with preamble;
  • §882.60 Special Provisions Applying to Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses with preamble;
  • §882.61 Special Licensing Provisions for Military Spouses with preamble;
  • §882.70 Emergency Temporary License with preamble;
  • §884.4 Special Requirements for Complaints Alleging Violations Related to Court-ordered Therapy or
Parenting Facilitator Services with preamble; and
  • §885.1 Executive Council Fees with preamble.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Requests for subscription to Email Updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be submitted via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted on February 17, 2022

NEW RULES – 22 TAC Chapter 681 – Effective February 27, 2022

LPC Board recommended, and the Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 681

The following Adopted rules can be found in the February 18, 2022, Issue of the Texas Register and will become effective February 27, 2022.

22 TAC §681.2 Definitions
22 TAC §681.91 LPC Associate License
22 TAC §681.93 Supervisor Requirements

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

Posted February 11, 2022

Board Meeting Announcement

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will hold their Virtual Full Board Meeting on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 9am. To view the agenda and materials related to this meeting please click here

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED DECEMBER 10, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 881 and 882

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to propose the following rule(s) at its October 26, 2021 meeting.  These proposed rules were published in the December 10, 2021 edition of the Texas Register [46 TexReg 8311]. 

You may view the proposed changes by clicking on the rule below. The preamble includes the rationale for the rule change and request for public comment.
22 TAC §881.33 Family Leave Pool with preamble
22 TAC §882.21 License Statuses with preamble
22 TAC §882.60 Special Provisions Applying to Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses with preamble
22 TAC §882.61 Special Licensing Provisions for Military Spouses with preamble

Request for Public Comments
Request for Public Comments. Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on January 10, 2022, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on December 10, 2021

NEW RULES – 22 TAC Chapter 681 – Effective November 21, 2021

LPC Board recommended and Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 681

Adopted rules can been found in the November 12, 2021, Issue of the Texas Register [46 TexReg 7783].

22 TAC §681.41 Rules of Practice
22 TAC §681.72 Application and Licensing
22 TAC §681.73 Application for Art Therapy Specialty Designation
22 TAC §681.82 Academic Requirements
22 TAC §681.114 Licensing of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses
22 TAC §681.205 Schedule of Sanctions

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage.

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTER 883 –
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 21, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapter 883

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §883.1 Renewal of a License.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in – then on August 2, due to technical correction, withdrawn from – the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3698]. On August 13, 2021, the Council’s corrected proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 4973]. Public comment was reviewed by the Council on October 26,, 2021, and the Council adopted rules as proposed.

On November 12, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 7788], effective November 21, 2021. On and after November 21, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on November 12, 2021.

Board Meeting Announcement

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will hold their Virtual Full Board Meeting on Friday, November 12th at 9am. To view the agenda and material related to this meeting please click here.

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2021

The LPC Board recommended and the Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 681

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors voted to recommend changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§681.2, 681.91, and 681.93. On August 24, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council considered the LPC Board’s recommended changes and approved publication of proposed rules.

On October 1, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register.

Call for Public Comment Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted October 1, 2021

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED OCTOBER 1, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 882, 884, and 885

On August 24, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§882.37, 882.70, 884.4 and 885.1, concerning COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Prohibited, Emergency Temporary License, Special Requirements for Complaints Alleging Violations Related to Court-ordered Therapy or Parenting Facilitator Services, and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

On October 1, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6500] with call for public comments.

Request for Public Comments
Comments on the proposed rule may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or by email to rules@bhec.texas.gov. The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00 p.m., Central Time, on October 31, 2021, which is at least 30 days from the date of publication in the Texas Register.

Posted on October 1, 2021

NEW RULES – 22 TAC CHAPTERS 881, 882, AND 885
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules in 22 TAC Chapters 881, 882, and 885

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §§881.21, 882.11, and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking, Applicants with Foreign Degrees and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

On June 18, 2021, Executive Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3696]. Public comment was reviewed by the Executive Council on August 24, 2021, and the Executive Council adopted rules as proposed.

On September 17, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 6262], effective September 19, 2021. On and after September 19, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Executive Council’s Email Updates webpage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on September 17, 2021.

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED AUGUST 13, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 883

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §883.1, concerning Renewal of a License.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3696]. Effective August 2, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were withdrawn [46 TexReg 5013]. And on August 13, 2021, the Council’s revised proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 4973]

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted on August 26, 2021

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED JUNE 18, 2021

The LPC Board recommended and the Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapter 681

On February 12, 2021, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors voted to recommend changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§681.2, 681.41, 681.72, 681.73, 681.82. 681.93, 681.114, and 681.205. On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council considered the LPC Board’s recommended changes and approved publication of proposed rules.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register.

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted June 18, 2021

CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENT –
PROPOSED RULES PUBLISHED JUNE 18, 2021

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council published proposed rules regarding 22 TAC, Chapters 881, 882, 883, and 885

On May 4, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (Council) voted to publish proposed changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code §§881.21, 882.11, 883.1, and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking, Applicants with Foreign Degrees, Renewal of a License, and Executive Council Fees, respectively.

On June 18, 2021, the Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3696].

Call for Public Comment
Within 30 days of publication of this proposal in the Texas Register, comments on the proposed rules may be submitted to Brenda Skiff, Executive Assistant, Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council, 333 Guadalupe, Ste. 3-900, Austin, Texas 78701 or via email to rules@bhec.texas.gov.

Posted on June 18, 2021

NEW RULES –
22 TAC CHAPTER 882, EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapter 882

On January 12, 2021, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §§882.21 and 882.50, concerning License Statuses and Continuing Education and Audits, respectively.

On February 19, 2021, the Executive Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 1181]. Public comment was reviewed by the Executive Council on May 4, 2021, and the Executive Council adopted rules as proposed.

On May 28, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 3414], effective June 1, 2021. On and after May 28, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Email Updates form at the bottom of the Executive Council’s homepage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on May 28, 2021.

Board Meeting Announcement

The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors will virtually hold a Full Board Meeting on Friday, May 7th at 9am. To view the agenda and material related to this meeting please click here.

Posted April 30, 2021

NEW RULES –
22 TAC CHAPTERS 881 and 885, EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 9, 2021

Executive Council published adopted rules regarding 22 TAC Chapters 881 and 885

On August 28, 2020, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council voted to publish proposed rule changes to Title 22 of the Texas Administrative Code, §§881.21 and 885.1, concerning Petition for Rulemaking and Executive Council Fees.

On October 2, 2020, the Executive Council’s proposed rules were published in the Texas Register [45 TexReg 6958]. Public comment was reviewed by the Executive Council on January 12, 2021, and the Executive Council adopted rules as proposed.

On February 5, 2021, adopted rules were published in the Texas Register [46 TexReg 915], effective February 9, 2021. On and after February 9, 2021 these new rules will be available on the Texas Secretary of State’s webpage for 22 TAC Part 41.

Updated Consolidated Rulebooks will soon be available on the Executive Council’s Statutes and Rules webpage.

Subscription to email updates from the Executive Council and the member boards may be entered via the Email Updates form at the bottom of the Executive Council’s homepage. Members of the public may also sign-up to receive email notification of any rule action taken by the Executive Council as published in the Texas Register via the Texas Secretary of State’s Subscription Formats and Options webpage.

Posted on February 5, 2021.

BHEC moving to 100% Online for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Applications.

Beginning February 1, 2021 online application submission will be required for Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate, Upgrade to Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor (from out of state).  Paper applications received on or after February 1st  will be returned to the sender with instruction to apply online. 
Posted January 15, 2021