Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:00 A.M.
via videoconference

AGENDA

This meeting will take place via videoconference and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing. The meeting agenda and materials are available on the department’s webpage. If you need materials in an alternate format, contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least five working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

Watch the meeting on TDLR's YouTube channel at – https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of January 21, 2021
  4. Public Comment
    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an Email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of the agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to the Board liaison at board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, July 23, 2021. TDLR office will not be open for public comment.
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
      3. Discussion of SB 1130 and Other Bill Implementation Efforts
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Current Projects
      3. Outreach
    6. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Current Projects
    7. Executive Office
      1. 87th Legislative Session Update
      2. Communication Outreach Statistics
  6. Standard of Care Workgroup report regarding discussion over the harassment of and violence toward massage therapists.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 117, §§117.2, 117.50, 117.55, 117.58, 117.59, 117.62, 117.66, 117.67, 117.68, 117.82, 117.91, and 117.92, regarding the Massage Therapy program. The proposed rules implement Senate Bill 1130, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), pertaining to distance learning, and House Bill 1540, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), which amended the definition of “sexual contact” in the Massage Therapy statute. The proposed rules also include clarification and clean-up changes and make amendments in response to violence and other misconduct against massage therapists.
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment

The Massage Therapy Advisory Board will accept public comments for the July 26, 2021 meeting. 

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 23, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read aloud during the public meeting. 

If you wish to address the Board during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on July 23, 2021. The Friday before the meeting, you will receive an email with a link/phone number to join the meeting. You will be given no more than three (3) minutes to speak. The presiding officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio. 

**Please email your public comment request to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov. **

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REQUEST IS


12:00 PM, JULY 23, 2021

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Please indicate whom you are representing. Ex: attorney, yourself or other

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.