Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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


Creator: Texas. State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
Title: Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors minutes and agenda
Dates: 1987-1993, 1998-2003
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.

Agency History

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.)

Scope and Contents of the Records

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.


Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by the creating board chronologically.


Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Counselors--Texas--State supervision.
Counselors--Complaints against--Texas.
Document Types:
Agendas--Texas--Counselors--1987-1993, 1998-2003.
Minutes--Texas--Counselors--1987-1993, 1998-2003.
Regulating counselors.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Health Professions Council, Minutes, 1994-2006, 0.5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(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 Information

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.

Processing Information

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


Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors minutes and agenda, 1987-1993, 1998-2003,
0.5 cubic ft.

1998/122-1 Minutes, January 24, 1987
Minutes, April 11, 1987
Minutes, July 18, 1987
Minutes, August 22, 1987
Minutes and agenda, November 7, 1987
Minutes and agenda, January 25, 1988
Minutes and agenda, April 13, 1988
Minutes and agenda, May 14, 1988
Agenda [meeting cancelled], June 17, 1988
Minutes and agenda, July 29-30, 1988
Minutes and agenda, October 7, 1988
Minutes, November 19, 1988
Minutes, January 26, 1989
Minutes, March 1, 1989
Minutes, April 21, 1989
Minutes, June 2, 1989
Minutes, August 4-5, 1989
Minutes, October 6-7, 1989
Minutes, January 13, 1990
Minutes, March 3, 1990
Minutes and agenda, May 19, 1990
Minutes, August 25, 1990
Minutes, October 26, 1990
Agenda, November 17, 1990
Minutes, November 18, 1990
1998/122-2 Minutes and agenda, February 9, 1991
[Includes 1990 Annual Report.]
Minutes, April 6, 1991
Minutes, June 22, 1991
Minutes, September 14, 1991
Minutes and agenda, November 6, 7, and 8, 1991
Minutes, January 3 and 4, 1992
Minutes, March 5, 1992
Minutes, March 21, 1992
Minutes, May 26, 1992
Minutes, June 12, 1992
Minutes, August 7 and 8, 1992
Minutes, September 12, 1992
Minutes, November 6, 1992
Minutes, January 16, 1993
Minutes, February 27, 1993
Minutes, May 1, 1993
Minutes, July 10, 1993
[Note: missing September 1993 thru December 1997 minutes.]
Minutes, March 20, 1998
[Note: missing June 1999 and earlier minutes.]
Minutes, October 2, 1999
Minutes, December 4, 1999
Minutes, March 25, 2000
Minutes, September 16, 2000
Minutes, December 9, 2000
Minutes, March-December 2001
Minutes, April-December 2002
Minutes, April-December 2003
[Note: missing August 2003 minutes.]