New Regulations for Professional Licensure Notifications

85R HB 1508 requires institutions to provide individual notice to each applicant and enrollee if a criminal conviction would make the person ineligible to obtain occupation license. This is for all professional programs, not just for distance learning. Here’s a summary from the bill website: “House Bill 1508 amends the Occupations Code to provide for notice to each applicant to and enrollee in an educational program that prepares individuals for issuance of an occupational license regarding an individual’s potential ineligibility for an occupational license as a consequence of a criminal conviction and an individual’s right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing authority.”