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TDLR Health Monitor

The TDLR Health Monitor is an e-mailed publication in which we share information about the services we provide for our medical and health programs.

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TDLR Health Monitor – July 2020 Edition

Articles in this July 2020 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • Human Trafficking Prevention Training Required for Renewals Starting September 1
  • COVID-19: Report from Remote State Operations Center
  • Massage Therapy Student Permit and Tracking Coming Soon
  • Virtual Midwives Educational Summit
  • TDLR: Safeguarding Consumers
  • TDLR Resumes Safety Inspections and Enforcement Investigations
  • Prescription Monitoring Program Deadline Reminder - Sign Up Now!

TDLR Health Monitor – April 2020 Edition

Articles in this April 2020 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • TDLR’s response to COVID-19
  • TDLR represented at State Operations Center
  • Scam targeting DEA registrants and health professionals
  • New human trafficking prevention training required for certain health care practitioners
  • Massage Therapy rule amendments adopted
  • Penalty matrices adopted for Behavior Analysts and Dyslexia Therapy programs
  • Surprise medical billing updates
  • Verify your license online

TDLR Health Monitor - January 2020 Edition

Articles in this January 2020 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • Update from the Executive Director on the Sunset Process
  • TDLR Guidance on Senate Bill 1264
  • Final Report on Senate Bill 202 Implementation
  • Changes in Proctor Requirements for Hearing Instrument Fitters & Dispensers
  • New Rules to Assist Licensing for Military Spouses
  • TDLR to Host Midwives Educational Summit in January 2020
  • Fingerprinting Requirements for Massage Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Presentation for Graduating Students
  • Recent Personnel Changes

TDLR Health Monitor - September 2019 Edition

Articles in this September 2019 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Podiatry Rule Amendments Adopted
  • New Criminal Conviction Guidelines & Penalty Matrix
  • Deregulation of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians
  • Prescription Monitoring Program Requirements
  • Fingerprinting Requirements for Podiatrists
  • Midwives Educational Summit Recap
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Professional Organizations Merge

TDLR Health Monitor - June 2019 Edition

Articles in this June 2019 edition of The TDLR Health Monitor include information on:

  • Results of the 2019 Texas legislative session (86R)
  • Life-saving efforts by a Texas Athletic Trainer
  • Upcoming Midwives Educational Summit
  • Updates to surety bond for Hearing Instrument Fitters & Dispensers
  • Recent communication outreach efforts
  • Schedule of upcoming conferences

TDLR Health Monitor - March 2019 Edition

Articles in this March 2019 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • The 2019 Texas legislative session (86R)
  • New criminal conviction guidelines for the behavior analyst program
  • Upcoming improvements to exams for several occupations
  • Midwives educational summit
  • Health occupations annual report
  • Upcoming conferences

TDLR Health Monitor - December 2018 Edition

Articles in this December 2018 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • The upcoming Texas legislative session
  • Administrative rules for orthotists and prosthetists program and podiatry program
  • Prescription pads and prescription monitoring requirements for podiatrists
  • Upcoming conferences and meetings
  • Federal guidelines on over-the-counter hearing aids
  • Guidelines for applicants with criminal convictions

TDLR Health Monitor - August 2018 Edition

Articles in this August 2018 edition of The Health Monitor include an update on

  • The license requirement for behavior analysts
  • Audiologists ability to use the online supervision reporting system
  • Strategic planning for 2019-2023
  • Rule amendments to the mold assessors and remediators program
  • Rule amendments to the orthotists and prosthetists program
  • Updated criminal conviction guidelines; information for dietitians on telehealth practices
  • Call for subject matter experts to join examination committees for podiatry and sanitarians
  • Upcoming outreach activities

TDLR Health Monitor - May 2018 Edition

Articles in the third edition of The Health Monitor includes:

  • Updates on the Behavior Analysts program
  • Upcoming changes to the Massage Therapy Exam
  • Rulemaking update for several medical and health programs
  • TDLR website improvements
  • Information on outreach activities and upcoming conferences

The issue also includes our regular features "A Closer Look" and "Advisory Board Meeting Calendar."

TDLR Health Monitor - February 2018 Edition

Articles in the second edition of TDLR Health Monitor include:

  • What’s New in Podiatry
  • Online Mold Notifications
  • Recent Revisions to Midwife Publications
  • Online Supervision for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Verify Your License Online
  • Coming Soon: Behavior Analysts
  • TDLR’s Enforcement Process
  • How to File a Complaint
  • Finding Disciplinary Actions
  • TDLR on YouTube

The issue also includes our regular features: FAQ Spotlight and Upcoming Advisory Board Meetings. This issue was published on February 16, 2018 and you canĀ read it online.

TDLR Health Monitor - November 2017 Edition

The inaugural edition of TDLR Health Monitor covers:

  • The transfer to TDLR of 13 medical and health programs from the Department of State Health Services
  • The transfer of the Podiatry program from the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
  • Hurricane Harvey Recovery efforts
  • New advisory board/committee appointments

The issue also includes our regular features: FAQ Spotlight and Upcoming Advisory Board Meetings. The first issue was published on November 2, 2017 and you canĀ read it online.