Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.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 Minutes – May 14, 2018 Meeting
  4. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  5. 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**
  6. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service
      1. Statistics
    3. Regulatory Program Management
      1. Update and Discussion Regarding Midwifery Program Activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
    5. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Midwifery School Inspection Procedures
    6. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlight of selected cases
      2. Current Projects
      3. Statistics on Cases, Orders, and Penalties
    7. Executive Office
      1. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019-2023
      2. Overview of TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request for Fiscal Years 2020-2021
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Workgroup reports - updates, discussion, and possible recommendation:
    1. Standard of Care Workgroup
    2. Education and Examination Workgroup
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation for adoption of proposed amendments at 16 Texas Administrative Code §§115.1, 115.70, 115.100, 115.112 - 115.115, 115.117, 115.118, and 115.119; proposed repeal of existing §115.90 and §115.111; and proposed new §115.111, to implement House Bill 2886 and House Bill 4007, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017); and to reorganize, clarify, and update standard of practice requirements in the Midwives program. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rules.
  9. Discussion and review of information/feedback from the Midwives Educational Summit and possible recommendations
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  12. Adjournment