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 will transfer to TDLR effective September 1, 2017. TDLR will begin issuing licenses and performing all regulatory duties associated with the TDLR Podiatry program no later than September 1, 2017.
2. Will 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 --will remain valid until its expiration date. When you renew on or after September 1, 2017, you will receive a TDLR-issued license.
3. 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.
4. How do I stay informed about changes impacting me?
You have several options to stay connected:
- Email updates – Sign up for email updates to receive notices about rules, the law, fees, examination requirements, meetings and more. Email updates are the best way for you to stay informed.
- Meetings – TDLR’s advisory board and Commission meetings are available to watch online live or later at your convenience.
- Facebook and Twitter – TDLR has a Facebook page and Twitter account dedicated to TDLR Health Professions.
5. 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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