Please know that neither the executive
director nor staff may interpret statute or rules or assist an applicant or a licensee with an ethical
dilemma — seek professional legal counsel or other professional consultation
for these types of inquiries. Staff may not speak for the board nor predict how
the board may act in any particular case, as per Title 22 of the Texas
§681.4 Transaction of Official Business
(b) The board shall not be bound in any way by
any statement or action on the part of any board or staff member except when a
statement or action is pursuant to specific instructions of the board.
View the current
statutes on the State of Texas website, which include, but may not be limited
Occupations Code, Chapter 503, “the Licensed Professional Counselor Act”
Occupations Code, Chapter 55.
Licensing of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military
- Texas Civil
Practice And Remedies Code, Chapter 81. Sexual Exploitation by Mental Health
Family Code, Chapter 107. Special Appointments, Child Custody Evaluations, and
Family Code, Chapter 261. Investigation of Report of Child Abuse or Neglect
Health and Safety Code, Chapter 161, Subchapter L. Abuse, Neglect, and Unprofessional or
Unethical Conduct in Health Care Facilities
Health and Safety Code, Chapter 181. Medical Records Privacy
Health and Safety Code, Chapter 611. Mental Health Records
- Texas Human
Resources Code, Chapter 48. Investigations and Protective Services for Elderly
Persons and Persons with Disabilities
Occupations Code, Chapter 53.
Consequences of Criminal Conviction
To search the text of the laws available through the links listed
above, while viewing the webpage, press “Ctrl” + “F” to reveal a “Find”
dialog box at the top of the page. Enter the key word or phrase in the field
indicated. Use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons to navigate
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above, while viewing the webpage, select from the top menu “File” and “Print.”
“Page Setup” and “Print Preview” are options that are also
available through the “File” menu.
Alternatively, the text of Texas Statutes
may be accessed through the Texas Constitution and Statutes portal
(rather than via the direct links listed above) at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/.
This portal page also notes the number of the Legislature and date for the
Note: You can find the Texas Occupations Code on the Texas
Constitution and Statutes website by scrolling and selecting
"Occupations Code" on the first drop down box, then on
Article/Chapter, scroll and select "Chapter 503, Licensed Professional
Counselors", and finally select the "Go" button to
view or print the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 503.