Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


If you require auxiliary aids, services or materials in an alternate format contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, FAX: (512) 475-2874, E-MAIL: Advisory.Boards@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 – Meeting of March 21, 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. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Workgroup Update
      2. Statistics
    5. 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
    6. Executive Office
      1. Strategic Planning Process and Update
    7. General Counsel’s Office
      1. Update on rulemaking petition regarding 16 Texas Administrative Code 112.95, Information on Prospective Amplification Candidates
  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 the recommendations from the Licensing Workgroup under agenda item G.1.
  7. Update from workgroups and possible recommendations:
    1. Licensing Workgroup – Review and study of Texas Occupations Code §402.251(b) and 16 TAC §§112.50, 112.52, and 112.53, regarding issuing subsequent temporary training permits when the first one expires
    2. 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
    3. Education and Examination Workgroup – Review and study of examination proctor requirements under 16 TAC §112.25, Examination Proctors
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment