HB 1924

84(R) - 2015
House Public Health
House Public Health

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Garnet F. Coleman

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of a psychologist to delegate certain care to an intern.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1924 would amend Chapter 501 of the Occupations Code to include a person enrolled in a formal internship as provided by Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists rules among the persons to whom a licensed psychologist is authorized to delegate any psychological test or service that a reasonable and prudent psychologist could delegate within the scope of sound psychological judgment if the psychologist makes the requisite determinations.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/25/2015 update:

This bill was not amended on the House floor or in the Senate committee. We continue to support HB 1924.

The second chamber sponsor is Senator Eltife.

First chamber recommendation below:

The bill decreases scope of practice barriers for psychologists. We support HB 1924 because it promotes our free market, individual liberty, and limited government principles.