Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 10:00 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 – Meeting of January 10, 2018
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlights of selected cases
      2. Statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Education, Examination and School Services
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics
    4. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding hearing instrument fitters and dispensers program activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    5. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    6. Executive Office
      1. Overview of the Strategic Planning Process
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding proposed rules under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 112, by amending existing rules under Subchapter A, §112.2; Subchapter B, §112.10; Subchapter C, §§112.21, 112.22, 112.23, 112.24, and 112.26; Subchapter D, §§112.30, 112.32, and 112.33; Subchapter E, §112.40 and §112.42; Subchapter F, §§112.50, 112.52, and 112.53; Subchapter H, §112.70; Subchapter I, §112.80; Subchapter J, §112.92 and §112.95; Subchapter L, §112.110; Subchapter M, §112.120; and Subchapter N, §112.130; and by repealing existing rules under Subchapter N, §112.133, related to the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers program. The proposed rules implement H.B. 4007 and H.B. 1543, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017), and make other clean-up changes. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rules.
  7. Update from workgroups and possible recommendations:
    1. Licensing Workgroup – Review and study of Texas Occupations Code §402.251(b) and rule 16 TAC §112.50, regarding issuing subsequent temporary training permits when the first one expires.
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment