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Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

En Español (PDF) The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposes changes to the rules at 16 TAC, Chapter 130, Podiatric Medicine Program. What are the proposed rule changes? The proposed rule changes: When and where can I review the proposed rule changes? The proposed rule changes will be published in the June 21, 2024,… Read More about Summary of Proposed Rule Changes

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprints provided for YOUR TDLR application shall be used to check criminal history records of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in accordance with applicable statutes. NOTE: Do NOT schedule an appointment for fingerprinting until after you have filed your license application. All the information you need to schedule your fingerprint appointment will… Read More about Fingerprint Information

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, repealed Occupations Code §202.305 and amended Occupations Code §202.505 under the Podiatry statute, and transferred authority regarding the continuing education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 Podiatry program… 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

Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Now Required

Effective January 1, 2021, the Texas Controlled Substances Act and TDLR rule 16 TAC § 130.59 require that prescriptions for controlled substances be issued electronically, except in limited circumstances. TDLR may issue a waiver from this requirement based upon demonstrated necessity. A waiver, if granted, may not exceed one year. A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine… Read More about Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Now Required

TDLR Waives Part II CSPE Exam Requirements for Class of 2021 Residency License Applicants

In response to the ongoing COVID Pandemic, TDLR has waived the Clinical Skills Patient Encounter (CSPE) exam requirement for 2021 podiatry school graduates who apply for a temporary residency license in Texas. Temporary residency applicants must still take Part I and the written Part II examinations administered by the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners…. Read More about TDLR Waives Part II CSPE Exam Requirements for Class of 2021 Residency License Applicants

In-Person CPR Course Waiver

In response to COVID-19, podiatry applicants may now take a virtual CPR course in order to qualify for licensure. Applicants must still provide proof of successful course completion.