Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

If you are planning to attend this meeting and need auxiliary aids, services or materials in an alternate format, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, FAX: (512) 475-2874, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD.)

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – May 30, 2018 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. Case Highlights
      2. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Audit Activities
      2. Statistics
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Personnel Update
      4. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    6. Executive Office
      1. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023
      2. Overview of TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request for Fiscal Years 2020-2021
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 112, Subchapter F, §§112.50, 112.52, and 112.53, related to the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program. The proposed rules implement H.B. 4007, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017) and make other clean-up changes regarding the temporary training permits. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rules.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding proposed amendments to existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 112, Subchapter C, §112.25, related to the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program. The proposed rule updates the requirements regarding examination proctors and includes recommendations from the Education and Examination Workgroup.
  8. Update from workgroup and possible recommendations:
    1. Standard of Care Workgroup – Review and study of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and rules under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 112, regarding audiometric testing and audiometric test rooms.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment