Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – August 29, 2019 Meeting
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Board Support Staff**
  5. Staff Reports – Briefing from Staff and Discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Occupational & Technical Services Update
      2. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Case Highlights
      2. Statistics
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Most Common Violations
      2. Division Updates
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Statistics
    6. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Update Regarding Massage Therapy Program Activities
      3. Update Regarding Medical and Health Professions Section Activities
    7. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Communication Outreach Statistics
      3. Sunset Review Process
  6. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding proposed changes to the rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 117, Subchapter A, §117.2; Subchapter C, §§117.20, 117.21, and 117.23; Subchapter D, §117.31; Subchapter E, §117.40; Subchapter F, §§117.50 - 117.55, §§117.57 - 117.59, 117.61, 117.62, and 117.64 - 117.68; Subchapter G, §§117.80, 117.82, and 117.83; Subchapter H, §§117.90, 117.91, and 117.93; Subchapter I, §117.100; new rule Subchapter C, §117.25, and repeal Subchapter F, §§117.56 and 117.60 regarding the Massage Therapy Program. The proposed rules implement necessary changes required by House Bill 1865 and House Bill 2747, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). The proposed rules also include recommendations from the Massage Therapy Advisory Board Standard of Care workgroup and from the Advisory Board's Education and Examination workgroup. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rules.
  7. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  8. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  9. Adjournment