Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, February 26, 2018– 1:00 p.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 the Minutes of the Meeting – December 7, 2017
  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. Update on the Renewal and Initial Application Review Process
      2. Statistics and Trends
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Customer Service Division
      2. Statistics and Trends
      3. Recent Developments
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics and Trends
      4. Recent Developments
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlights of Selected Cases
      2. Recent Accomplishments and Current Projects
      3. Statistics and Trends
    5. Field Operations Division
      1. Recent Accomplishments and Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
    6. Compliance Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Licensing Division
      2. Update on the Upcoming Organizational Calibration
      3. Update on the Program Transition from Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to TDLR
      4. Public Outreach
    7. Executive Office
      1. Strategic Planning Process
      2. Recent Developments
  6. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117, Subchapter A, §117.2; Subchapter C, §117.20; Subchapter E, §117.40; Subchapter F, §§117.50, §117.60, and §117.62; Subchapter G, §117.80 and §117.82; Subchapter J, §117.111; and proposed new Subchapter B, §§117.10-117.14. The proposed rules implement legislative changes from the 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017) for the Massage Therapy Program and includes updating the rules to reflect statutory requirements for criminal history background checks, conditions for ineligibility for a license, and conditions for revoking a license; and adding advisory board language. The public comments received on the proposed rules will also be discussed.
  7. Workgroup Report:
    1. Standard of Care workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding standard of care matters and rules
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment