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 Administrative Code,
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 rules on the Texas Secretary of State’s website:
NEW RULES – EFFECTIVE JULY 14, 2016
The board’s current rules are always available and
up-to-date on the Texas Secretary of State’s website for the Texas
Administrative Code at http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/index.shtml. The board’s rules are located in Title 22
of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 681.
As a courtesy to the public, department staff creates a reformatted version of
the rules, which is available as a word document and as a portable document
format (PDF) file via the links below, and may be more easily searched than the
rules available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. Whenever a conflict
exists between the staff’s reformatted version of the rules and those on the
Texas Secretary of State’s website, the version on the Texas Secretary of
State’s website is the correct version.
Current Rules, effective July 14, 2016:
The current rules were published in the Texas Register (41 TexReg 5057) on July 8, 2016, and became effective July 14, 2016.
Older Versions of the Rules
Download a copy of the rules, effective
January 12, 2015:
documents in Adobe Acrobat format, you must download the Acrobat Reader
software. Please see the DSHS
file viewing page for
more information and a link to the Adobe website.