Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 9:00 a.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. Training for Board Members

1. Open Meetings Act

2. Public Information Act

3. Administrative Procedures Act

D. TDLR Video Presentation on Public Comment Process

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

F. Discussion on History and Overview of the Midwifery Program

G. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Introduction and Overview of Executive Office

b. Update on DSHS Transfer to TDLR

c. Overview of the Rule Making Process

2. Compliance Division

a. Introduction and Overview of the Compliance Division

b. Statistics

3. Education and Examination Division

a. Introduction and Overview of the Education and Examination Division

b. Statistics

4. Enforcement Division

a. Introduction and Overview of the Enforcement Division

b. Statistics

5. Licensing Division

a. Introduction and Overview of the Licensing Division

b. Statistics

6. Department of State Health Services

a. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Midwifery Program

b. Recent Developments

H. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Section 115 to implement the transfer of the midwifery program from DSHS to TDLR pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015)

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 Midwifery 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.