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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 120, Licensed Dyslexia Therapists and Licensed Dyslexia Practitioners. For information on the proposed rule changes and how you can submit public comments, please see the documents below: The Department will accept comments on the proposed rule changes until April… Read More about Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, repealed Occupations Code §403.152 from the Dyslexia Therapy statute, and transferred authority regarding the continuing education requirements to TDLR’s enabling statute, Chapter 51 of the Texas Occupations Code. Please note that no changes were made, and Dyslexia Therapy program licensees are still… Read More about Continuing Education Requirements

Call for Subject Matter Experts

TDLR is seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) to assist our Enforcement Division with complaint case reviews. SMEs review complaint cases, generally involving standard of care issues, during the investigation stage of the enforcement process. We currently have a shortage of Behavior Analyst, Podiatrist, and Speech-Language Pathologist SMEs. If you are interested in becoming a SME,… Read More about Call for Subject Matter Experts

Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement

House Bill 2059 requires certain health care practitioners to complete a Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) approved human trafficking prevention training course to renew their license. The bill also requires HHSC to post a list of approved courses on their website. Licensees are required to comply with the training requirements beginning September 1, 2020. For… Read More about Notice to Health Care Practitioners of New Training Requirement

Updates to Dyslexia Therapy Law(s)

House Bill 125 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, amended Occupations Code, Chapter 403, relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain occupational license holders.  House Bill 125 and the changes to Chapter 403 became effective September 1, 2019. TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Dyslexia Therapy program to review the updated Occupations… Read More about Updates to Dyslexia Therapy Law(s)

Governor Approves Regulatory Suspensions to Facilitate Services to Dyslexia Therapy Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

To help combat the spread of Coronavirus, TDLR requested and received authority from Governor Greg Abbott to suspend certain regulatory requirements, to the extent necessary, to allow licensees of the Dyslexia Practitioners and Dyslexia Therapists program to provide more services to clients through telehealth and to ease other licensing restrictions. These suspensions are in effect… Read More about Governor Approves Regulatory Suspensions to Facilitate Services to Dyslexia Therapy Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived

TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code) Note: TDLR… Read More about COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived