Texas – 2015 – HB 2683 / SB 1971- Licensing of Dyslexia Practitioners

TexasRelating to the licensing and regulation of dyslexia practitioners and therapists by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; imposing an administrative penalty; authorizing fees.

Background: A number of years ago, the Texas Legislature created a licensing program within the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for dyslexia therapists and practitioners that provided a regulatory framework for such professionals. Informed parties note that the Sunset Advisory Commission, as part of its review of DSHS, has recommended the abolishment of the license for dyslexia therapists and practitioners. Recognizing that the license establishes state-recognized standards for professionals who treat individuals with dyslexia and related disorders, C.S.H.B. 2683 seeks to transfer the regulation of these licenses to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.