Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners Rules-Regulations

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NEW SOCIAL WORK RULES – EFFECTIVE MARCH 28, 2013

The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (board) has adopted rule changes. Complete information on the adopted rule package as published is available in the March 22, 2013, version of the Texas Register (38 TexReg 1977), which is available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website at: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/index.shtml. The portions of the Texas Register (pp. 1977-1982), which reference only the board’s rule changes, are also available here as a pdf.

The rule changes are effective March 28, 2013. 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 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 781.

As a courtesy to the public, the staff of the board also creates a reformatted version of the rules, which is available as a word document and as a pdf document, which may be more easily easy to access by some than are the rules available on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. The new, reformatted version of the board’s rules is expected to be posted to the board’s website on or about April 5, 2013. Whenever a conflict exists between the board’s reformatted version of the law or rules and those on the Texas Secretary of State’s website, the version of the Texas Secretary of State is the correct version.

Another staff-created document which compares the old rules to the new rules is available here.New

Rules (Effective March 28, 2013)

The new social work rules will be published in the Texas Register and be effective March 28, 2013.

Older Versions of the Rules

Download or print a copy of the June 12, 2011 rules:

Download or print a copy of the 2008 rules:

To access 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.

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Last updated April 09, 2013
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