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Monday, November 24, 2014

TMA WINS APPEALS COURT RULING IN SCOPE CASE


The Texas Third Court of Appeals sided with TMA in our challenge of a Marriage and Family Therapists Board rule that would have allowed therapists to diagnose. “We conclude that the diagnosis of mental diseases or disorders is excluded from the statutory scope of practice for licensed marriage and family therapists,” the court ruled. This case is one of an ongoing series of legal challenges we have mounted to stop state regulatory agencies from expanding allied health practitioners’ scope of practice beyond the authority granted by the Texas Legislature. In the legislature, we continue to oppose expansion of practitioners’ scope beyond what is safely permitted by their education, skills, and training.

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