TDLR is pleased to announce that we will begin issuing licenses and performing all regulatory duties associated with the regulation of podiatry on September 1, 2017. Until September 1, all licensing, compliance, and enforcement responsibilities for podiatry remain at the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners .
Questions about the upcoming program transfer to TDLR can be sent to CS.Podiatry@tdlr.texas.gov.
1. When will the transfer of podiatry to TDLR take place?
All duties and responsibilities for the regulation of podiatry - including licenses and renewals, customer service, and enforcement - transfer to TDLR effective September 1, 2017.
2. Do I need to get a new license issued by TDLR?
No. The license you have now--issued by the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners --remains valid until its expiration date. When you renew on or after September 1, 2017, you will receive a TDLR-issued license.
3. Will I have to renew on a different schedule?
No. You will renew on the same schedule.
4. Have the rules changed?
No. The existing podiatry rules automatically transfer to TDLR on September 1, 2017.
5. Are people at TDLR available to talk to me?
Yes. You will get a “live” person when you call TDLR. Our Customer Service division employs over 45 people who are waiting to help you. TDLR answers nearly 500,000 calls and emails per year. Customer service representatives will be trained on the details of the Podiatry program. You also have help from more than 40 licensing specialists and 7 medical and health program experts in our Compliance division.
6. Who do I contact before September 1, 2017 about a podiatry license or complaint?
Until September 1, all licensing, compliance, and enforcement responsibilities for the regulation of podiatry remain at the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
7. How do I stay informed about changes impacting me?
You have several options to stay connected:
- Email notification system: Sign up for email updates
When you subscribe to TDLR’s email notification system, we will provide you with everything you need to know about changes in rules, the law, fees, exam requirements, meetings and more. It’s easy, and you will stay in the loop.
- Meetings: Meeting information is posted on the TDLR Meetings page. All Advisory Board and Commission meetings are available to watch online live or later at your convenience at the TDLR YouTube page.
- Social Media: TDLR has a Facebook page and a Twitter account dedicated to TDLR Health Professions.
8. Why is the regulation of podiatry being transferred to TDLR?
House Bill 3078, 85th Regular Session, adopted the recommendations of the Sunset Advisory Commission that podiatry regulation be moved to TDLR “to provide institutional stability and administrative savings, improve licensing and enforcement outcomes, and better protect the people of Texas.” House Bill 3078 was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 29, 2017.
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