Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 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 January 11, 2017
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Executive Office
      1. TDLR Legislative Session Update
      2. Bill Implementation timeline
      3. Recent Developments
    2. General Counsel’s Office
      1. Update on rulemaking petition and Department response regarding 16 Texas Administrative Code §112.2 Definitions
    3. Compliance Division
      1. Public Outreach - Attendance at Professional Association Meetings and other outreach activities
      2. Health Professions Section Update
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Education, Examination, & School Services
      3. Statistics and Trends
    5. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlights of selected cases
      2. Current projects
      3. Statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
  6. Update from work groups and possible recommendations:
    1. Enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding the penalty matrix and other enforcement related matters and rules
  7. Discussion of the 85th Legislative Session bills affecting the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program - H.B. 4007, S.B. 1107, H.B. 490, H.B. 1543
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the penalty matrix for the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program
  9. Discussion of telehealth/telepractice trends and regulations impacting hearing instrument fitting and dispensing services and in-person initial contact with clients
  10. Discussion and appointment of workgroups
  11. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  12. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  13. Adjournment