Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 12, 2023, at 1:00 p.m

Videoconference Meeting

This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing The meeting agenda and materials will be 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 5 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).

  • A. Call to Order
  • B. Roll Call, and Certification of Quorum
  • C. General Counsel Training
    • 1. Open Meetings Act
    • 2. Public Information Act
    • 3. Administrative Procedure Act
  • D. Approval of Minutes – March 29, 2023 Meeting
  • E. 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 this agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, June 9, 2023. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.
  • F. Staff Reports
    • 1. Licensing Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 2. Education and Examination Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 3. Customer Service
      • a. Statistics
    • 4. Enforcement Division
      • a. Statistics
    • 5. Regulatory Program Management
      • a. Current Projects
      • b. Outreach
    • 6. Executive Office
      • a. 88th Legislative Session Update
  • G. Workgroup reports: Updates discussion and possible recommendations
    • 1. Education Workgroup
    • 2. Standard of Care Workgroup
    • 3. Relationship Building Workgroup
  • H. Reappointment of Workgroups
  • I. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 115, §§115.1, 115.4, 115.5, 115.13 – 115.15, 115.20, 115.21, 115.23, 115.25, 115.70, 115.80, 115.100, and 115.120; new rules at §§115.2, 115.12, 115.16, 115.22, and 115.121; and the repeal of existing rules at §§115.2, 115.16, and 115.121; regarding the Midwives program. The proposed rules update requirements relating to basic midwifery education courses, preceptor supervision of student clinical experience, informed client choice and disclosure statements, and retired midwife licenses and make other updates to reflect current Department procedures and remove obsolete or unnecessary language. This agenda item includes discussion of any public comments received on the proposed rules.
  • J. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  • K. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  • L. Adjournment

The Midwives Advisory Board will accept public comments for the June 12, 2023 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by no later than 12:00 p.m.,June 9, 2023. 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., June 9, 2023. Prior to the meeting you will receive an email with a link 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. Sharing of pre-recorded audio or video is not allowed during the public comment period.

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


12:00 P.M., JUNE 9, 2023

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.