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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 121, Behavior Analyst. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until April 22, 2024.

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 121, Subchapter A, §121.1 and §121.10; Subchapter B, §§121.20-121.22, 121.27, and 121.30; Subchapter C, §121.65; Subchapter D, §121.71 and §121.75; and Subchapter G, §121.90 and §121.95; new rules at Subchapter B, §121.26; Subchapter D, §§121.70, 121.72-121.74;… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

TDLR Withdraws Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation withdraws proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 121, Subchapter A, §121.10; Subchapter B, §§121.20-121.22, 121.27, and 121.30; Subchapter D, §121.71 and §121.75; and Subchapter G, §121.90 and §121.95; new rules at Subchapter B, §121.26; Subchapter D, §§121.70 and 121.72-121.74; Subchapter E, §§121.76-121.81; and… Read More about TDLR Withdraws Proposed Rule Changes

Notice to prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

Applicants can apply for new licenses and renew licenses online. TDLR strongly encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to apply or renew online. The process is secure and easy to use – and faster than submitting paper-based applications and supporting documents, especially as TDLR deals with significant staffing issues related to COVID-19. Access the online… Read More about Notice to prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement

House Bill 2059 requires certain health care practitioners to complete a Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) approved human trafficking prevention training course to renew their license. The bill also requires HHSC to post a list of approved courses on their website. Licensees are required to comply with the training requirements beginning September 1, 2020. For… Read More about Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement

Governor Approves Regulatory Suspensions to Facilitate Services to Behavior Analyst Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help combat the spread of Coronavirus, TDLR requested and received authority from Governor Greg Abbott to suspend certain regulatory requirements, to the extent necessary, to allow licensees of the Behavior Analysts program to provide more services to clients through telehealth and to ease other licensing restrictions. These suspensions are in effect until terminated by… Read More about Governor Approves Regulatory Suspensions to Facilitate Services to Behavior Analyst Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for Subject Matter Experts

TDLR is seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist our Enforcement Division with complaint case reviews. SMEs review complaint cases, generally involving standard of care issues, during the investigation stage of the enforcement process. We currently have a shortage of Behavior Analyst, Podiatrist, and Speech-Language Pathologist SMEs. If you are interested in becoming a SME,… Read More about Call for Subject Matter Experts