Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

MIDWIVES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 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. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of Minutes – January 8, 2019 Meeting
  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. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    2. Customer Service
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Case Highlights
      3. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
    5. Regulatory Program Management
      1. Update and Discussion Regarding Midwifery Program Activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
      5. State Auditor’s Office Report on Health-related Programs at the Department of Licensing and Regulation
    6. Field Inspections Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Program Updates
      3. Statistics
    7. Enforcement Division
      1. Highlight of selected cases
      2. Current Projects
      3. Statistics on Cases, Orders, and Penalties
    8. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Update from the 86th Legislature, Regular Session 2019
      3. Sunset Review Process
      4. Communication Outreach Statistics
      5. Introduction of Anti-Trafficking Unit
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 115, §§ 115.14 and 115.70, regarding the Midwives program. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement House Bill (HB) 2059 and Senate Bill (SB) 1531, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019). HB 2059 creates new Occupations Code, Chapter 116, requiring human trafficking prevention training for health care practitioners prior to the renewal of a license. SB 1531 removes conviction of a “misdemeanor of moral turpitude or a felony” from the list of items in Occupations Code §203.404 authorizing discipline of a midwife or denial of an application for a midwife license or its renewal
  8. Discussion of House Bill (HB) 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) and possible assignment to an existing workgroup or appointment of a new workgroup to study whether the required human trafficking prevention training may count toward the required continuing education hours for Midwives.
  9. Discussion of the current rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 115, §§ 115.115 and 115.121, and possible assignment to an existing workgroup or appointment of a new workgroup to study issues related to fetal heart rate conditions that require a midwife to initiate emergency transfer of a client to a hospital and information that should be provided to clients relating to the transfer.
  10. Workgroup Updates and Assignments
  11. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  12. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  13. Adjournment