Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors:
An Inventory of Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Minutes and Agenda at the Texas State Archives, 1987-1993, 1998-2003
The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors was established in 1999 (Senate Bill 1369, 76th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) and consists of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state senate, for staggered six-year terms. Five are licensed professional counselors (at least three of whom are in private practice and at least one of whom is a counselor educator), and four represent the general public. The board's general duties are to determine the qualifications and fitness of an applicant for a license, license renewal, or provisional license; to examine for, deny, approve, issue, revoke, suspend, suspend on an emergency basis, place on probation, and renew the license of an applicant or license holder; to adopt and publish a code of ethics; and by rule to adopt a list of authorized counseling methods or practices that a license holder may undertake or perform. The board is administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.
(Sources include: V.T.C.A., Occupations Code, Chapter 503.)
The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors examines, licenses, and regulates professional counselors practicing in the State of Texas. Records of the board are minutes and agenda, 1987-1993, 1998-2003, that document the work accomplished by the board at its meetings.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
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(Identify the item), Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors minutes and agenda. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession numbers: 1998/122, 2002/146, 2006/102, 2007/115, 2011/052
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on May 19, 1998; July 2, 2002; December 20, 2005; March 9, 2007; and September 14, 2010.
Processed by Tony Black, May 1998
New accession added by Tony Black, July 2002
Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 23, 2003
New accessions added by Tony Black, January 2006, April 2007
Editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012
Detailed Description of the Records