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Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 111, Subchapter A, §111.1; Subchapter C, §111.23; Subchapter F, §111.50; Subchapter P, §§111.150, 111.151, and 111.155; Subchapter Q, §111.160; and Subchapter T, §111.190 and §111.192; and adopted the repeal of existing rules at Subchapter O, §111.140,… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 111, Subchapter A, §111.2; Subchapter U, §111.201; and Subchapter W, §111.220; and adopted a new rule at Subchapter A, §111.3, regarding the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists program.  The adopted rules implement changes made to Texas Occupations… Read More about Commission Adopts Rules

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

Senate Bill 2017 Enacted

Senate Bill 2017 by Senator Judith Zaffirini was passed by the Texas Legislature during the 88th Legislative Session. The bill was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 18, 2023. SB 2017 amends current law relating to the regulation of hearing aids and the practices of audiology and the fitting and dispensing of hearing instruments…. Read More about Senate Bill 2017 Enacted

Some TDLR Licensees May Need to Provide New Fingerprints for License Renewal

State law requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) to conduct a national criminal history background check. As part of that process, TDLR also subscribes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Civil Rap Back Program, which automatically notifies the agency of any arrests or criminal convictions that occur after a licensee is… Read More about Some TDLR Licensees May Need to Provide New Fingerprints for License Renewal

FDA Rules for Over-the-Counter Category of Hearing Instruments Now in Effect

Hearing instruments or hearing aids are regulated at the federal level as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Changes have been made at the federal level to create an over-the-counter category of hearing instruments (hearing aids), and the FDA rules implementing these changes are now in effect. In August 2017, the… Read More about FDA Rules for Over-the-Counter Category of Hearing Instruments Now in Effect