Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board Meeting December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m


This meeting will take place via videoconference, and will be broadcast on TDLR’s YouTube channel. The meeting agenda and materials will be available on the department’s webpage at www.tdlr.texas.gov. If you need materials in an alternate format contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days before the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, E-MAIL: open.meetings@tdlr.texas.gov, TDD/RELAY TEXAS: 1-800-relay-VV (for voice), 1-800-relay-TX (for TDD).

Watch the meeting on TDLR's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Advisory Board Member Training
    1.         Videoconference Meeting Conduct
    2.         Public Comments
    3.         Public Participation

  4. Advisory Board Member Training
    1.         Open Meetings Act
    2.         Administrative Procedure Act
    3.         Public Information Act

  5. Approval of Minutes – March 9, 2020
  6. Public Comment

    Any person wishing to address the Board must submit an email by following the Public Comment Instructions found on the last page of this agenda or located at www.tdlr.texas.gov. Emails must be submitted to board.comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 PM, December 4, 2020. TDLR offices will not be open for public comment.

  7. Staff Reports – Briefing and Discussion:

    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Statistics
      3. Case Highlights
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
      2. Rule Implementation
      3. COVID-19 Updates
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Current Projects
      3. Outreach
    6. Executive Office
      1. COVID-19 Respons
      2. Strategic Planning Update
      3. Legislative Appropriation Requests Update
      4. Sunset Commission Staff Report, TDLR Response, and Review Process Update
      5. Communication Outreach Statistic
  8. Workgroup reports – updates, discussion and possible recommendation:

    1. Standard of Care Workgroup – Review of the activities of the workgroup to develop the draft rules for the waiver of electronic prescribing of controlled substances.
    2. Licensing Workgroup – Review of activities of the workgroup regarding CPR requirements during COVID-19.
  9. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding licensing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic:

    1. American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination, Part II - Clinical Skills Patient Encounter (CSPE).
    2. In-person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Course.
  10. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 130, Subchapter E, §130.59; and proposed repeal of an existing rule at Subchapter G, §130.74, regarding the Podiatry Program. The proposed rules implement House Bill 2174, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), by establishing a procedure for the Department to issue waivers of the requirement for controlled substance prescriptions to be issued electronically, and repeal the rule adopting a penalty matrix.
  11. Review, discussion and possible action to appoint members to workgroups.
  12. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  13. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  14. Adjournment

The Podiatric Medical Examiners Advisory Board will accept public comment for the December 7, 2020 meeting.

Written comments must be submitted to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020. Comments will be provided to the Board members for their review prior to the meeting but will not be read publicly during the public meeting.

If you wish to address the Board during the public meeting, please provide your contact information to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020. During the meeting, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You will be given up to three (3) minutes to speak. The Presiding Officer may reduce the time provided for public comments based on the number of requests received. Ensure that you have a reliable connection and clear audio.

**Please email your public comment request to Board.Comments@tdlr.texas.gov. **

12:00 PM, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020.

Email request for Public Comment must include:

  • Agenda Item or Specific Topic
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Please indicate whom you are representing. Ex: attorney, yourself or other

Failure to provide the information requested directly above could result in your comment being delayed or taken out of order.