Orthotists and Prosthetists Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Friday, January 20, 2017 – 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of minutes – Meeting of August 19, 2016
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Executive Office
      1. Overview of TDLR and Executive Office Operations, Restructuring, and Personnel Changes
      2. Legislative Update
      3. Overview of the Implementation Report issued by the Department in December 2016 as required by Senate Bill 202, Section 1.301, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015
      4. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Discussion regarding the transition of the Orthotists and Prosthetists Program from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to TDLR pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015)
      2. Public Outreach – Compliance Attendance at Professional Association Meetings and other outreach activities
      3. Health Professions Section Update
      4. Personnel Updates
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Examination Information
      2. Personnel Updates
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Recent Accomplishments and Current Projects
      2. Enforcement Statistics
    5. Field Operations Division
      1. Inspection Process Update
      2. Personnel Updates
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Licensing Statistics
  6. Discussion and possible action to recommend approval of the penalty matrix for the Orthotists and Prosthetists program
  7. Update from workgroups and possible recommendation:
    1. Enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding the penalty matrix, and other enforcement related matters and rules
    2. Licensing workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding licensing requirements and rules, inspections and compliance, and other administrative matters
    3. Education and Examination workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding education and examination, continuing education requirements, and rules
    4. Standard of Care workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding standard of care matters and rules
  8. Discussion and possible action to assign to the Standard of Care Work Group for consideration of potential rule changes: services performed in patient homes, the point at which a prescription is needed, and related matters
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment