Tex. Occ. Code Section 452.160
Negotiated Rulemaking; Alternative Dispute Resolution


The executive council shall develop a policy to encourage the use of:


negotiated rulemaking under Chapter 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking), Government Code, for the adoption of rules by the executive council or the occupational therapy or physical therapy boards; and


appropriate alternative dispute resolution procedures under Chapter 2009 (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Use by Governmental Bodies), Government Code, to assist in the resolution of internal and external disputes under the executive council’s jurisdiction.


The executive council’s procedures relating to alternative dispute resolution must conform, to the extent possible, to any model guidelines issued by the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the use of alternative dispute resolution by state agencies.


The executive council shall:


coordinate the implementation of the policy adopted under Subsection (a);


provide training as needed to implement the procedures for negotiated rulemaking or alternative dispute resolution; and


collect data concerning the effectiveness of those procedures.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 535 (S.B. 317), Sec. 1.07, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 452.160 — Negotiated Rulemaking; Alternative Dispute Resolution, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­452.­htm#452.­160 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 452.160’s source at texas​.gov