Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Monday, October 18, 2021, at 1:00 P.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 at www.tdlr.texas.gov. 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. Recognition of Benny Vaughn for his participation in the Tokyo Olympics
  4. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  5. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of July 26, 2021
  6. 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, October 15, 2021. TDLR office will not be open for public comment.
  7. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Personnel Update
      2. Statistics
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Current Projects
      3. Updates
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. 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
  8. 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. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed amendments.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment

The Massage Therapy Advisory Board will accept public comments for the October 18, 2021 meeting. 

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 15, 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 October 15, 2021. 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, OCTOBER 15, 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.