Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions

C. Approval of Minutes - Meeting of February 9, 2016

D. Public Comment
**Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**

E. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Update and discussion regarding transition of Midwives Program from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015)
b.??Staff presentations to industry
c. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021
d. TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for Fiscal Years 2018-2019
e. Personnel Updates

2. General Counsel Division

a. Update on adopted new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115, Midwives
b. Current Projects

3. Compliance Division

a. Health Professions Section Update

4. Education and Examination Division

a. October Timeline
b. Personnel Updates
c. Education and Examination Division Organizational Chart

5. Enforcement Division

a. Overview of the Enforcement Division Operations

6. Licensing Division

a. Current Projects
b. Personnel Updates

7. Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

a. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Midwifery Program
b. Recent Developments

F. Discussion and possible action to recommend approval of the criminal conviction guidelines

G. Update on Workgroup Assignments

1. “Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn” and a discussion regarding approving this as an accepted course for licensed midwives Assigned to the medical standards workgroup or education workgroup

H. Update from work groups and possible recommendation

1. Enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding criminal conviction guidelines, the penalty matrix, and other enforcement related matters and rules

2. Licensing workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding licensing requirements and rules, inspections and compliance, and other administrative matters

3. Education and Examination workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding education and examination, continuing education requirements, and rules

4. Standard of Care workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding standard of care matters and rules

I. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting

J. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting

K. Adjournment

Pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislation, (2015) the transition of midwifery regulation from DSHS to TDLR is currently underway.  Both agencies support this transition.  As a result of Senate Bill 202, the Midwives Advisory Board, under TDLR, was created.  Both the TDLR Midwives Advisory Board and the Midwifery Board supported by DSHS are made up of members common to each board.  The members of one board may be present in sufficient numbers at the other board's meeting to constitute a quorum.  To ensure the public is fully apprised of all public business concerning midwifery regulation, TDLR and DSHS are posting every meeting of each board as constituting a meeting of the other board. However, the issues at a particular meeting will relate to the business of the hosting agency's board, and public comment should be directed to those issues and that agency's board.