Gov't Code Section 318.002
(1)whether the unregulated practice of a profession or other occupation may significantly harm or endanger the public health, safety, or welfare and whether the potential for harm is easily recognizable and not remote or dependent on tenuous argument;
(2)whether the practice of a profession or other occupation requires specialized skill or training and whether the public clearly needs and will benefit by assurances of initial and continuing competence of practitioners of the profession or occupation;
(3)whether the regulation would have the effect of directly or indirectly increasing the cost of any goods or services and, if so, whether the increase would be more harmful to the public than the harm that might result from the absence of regulation;
(4)whether the regulatory process would significantly reduce competition in the field and, if so, whether the reduction would be more harmful to the public than the harm that might result from the absence of regulation; and
(5)whether the residents of the state are or may be effectively protected by other means.
Section 318.002 — Considerations,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.318.htm#318.002 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).