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Amarillo-Area Woman Ordered Not to Practice Midwifery Without A License

AUSTIN – On March 8, 2023, Travis County District Court Judge Amy Clark Meachum signed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) prohibiting Leah Hernandez from practicing midwifery without a license and from representing herself as a licensed midwife to the public. Court documents allege that Ms. Hernandez is practicing midwifery negligently and without a license in the… Read More about Amarillo-Area Woman Ordered Not to Practice Midwifery Without A License

Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors

Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection. Real TDLR inspectors will: Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not: If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is… Read More about Beware Of People Posing as TDLR Inspectors

Midwives Educational Summit

The TDLR Midwives Educational Summit is a one-day educational conference, hosted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, for the purpose of discussing emerging topics and best practices in midwifery. The Midwives Educational Summit on December 10 will consist of two parts. Part I will be the presentations from our speakers. Part II will… Read More about Midwives Educational Summit

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, repealed Occupations Code §203.304 from the Midwives statute, and transferred authority regarding the continuing education requirements to TDLR’s enabling statute,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 Midwives program licensees are still required to… 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 prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

Applicants can apply for new licenses and renew licenses online. TDLR strongly encourages you to take advantage of the opportunity to apply or renew online. The process is secure and easy to use – and faster than submitting paper-based applications and supporting documents, especially as TDLR deals with significant staffing issues related to COVID-19. Access the online… Read More about Notice to prospective licensees, current licensees renewing their licenses, and stakeholders

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