Orthotists and Prosthetists Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation
Thursday, September 12, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


A quorum of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation may attend this meeting and discuss any of the items on the agenda.

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum
  3. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of minutes – Meeting of September 6, 2018
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Board Support Staff **
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Case Highlights
      2. Statistics
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding orthotists and prosthetists program activities
      2. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
      3. Outreach
    6. Field Inspections Division
      1. Most Common Violations
      2. Division Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics
    7. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Updates from the 86th Legislature, Regular Session 2019
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
  7. Update from Standard of Care workgroup
  8. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 114, §§114.10, 114.20, 114.21, 114.23, 114.28, 114.50, 114.80, and 114.90, and the rule chapter heading, regarding the Orthotists and Prosthetists program. The proposed amendments implement House Bill (HB) 2847, Article 11, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), which repeals §§605.002(19), (20), and (21), Definitions, and §605.259, Technician Registration, from the Occupations Code, eliminating the technician registration from the Orthotists and Prosthetists program. The proposed rules are necessary to remove all requirements in Chapter 114 that are related to the technician registration. Other amendments improve consistency with the statute and remove unnecessary text.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment