Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting for January 22, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:30 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – September 24, 2019 Meeting
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Board Support Staff**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Key statistics of cases and penalties
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics and Trends
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program Activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Medical and Health Professions Section Update  
    6. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Communication Outreach Statistics
      3. Sunset Review Process
      4. Strategic Planning Process
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 112, Subchapter B, §112.13; Subchapter C, §§112.23 - 112.26; Subchapter D, §§112.30, 112.32, and 112.33; Subchapter E, §112.40 and §112.42; Subchapter F, §112.52 and §112.53; Subchapter G, §112.60 and §112.61; Subchapter H, §112.71; Subchapter J, §112.91 and §112.98; Subchapter L, §112.110; and Subchapter M, §112.120; the proposed new rules at Subchapter C, §112.21 and §112.22; and Subchapter M, §§112.121 – 112.125; and the proposed repeal of existing rules at Subchapter C, §112.21 and §112.22; and Subchapter N, §§112.130-112.134, regarding the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program.  The proposed rules implement House Bill (HB) 1899, HB 2059, HB 2699, and HB 2847 (Article 7, §§7.003, 7.004, and 7.008), 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019).  The proposed rules also clarify the submission of surety bonds or other financial security to the Department; address the permit extension requirements; and make terminology and other clean-up changes.
  7. Discussion of HB 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) and possible assignment to an existing workgroup or appointment of a new workgroup to study whether the required human trafficking prevention training may count toward the required continuing education hours for the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program.
  8. Reappointment of existing workgroups
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment