Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – 9:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

If you require auxiliary aids, services or materials in an alternate format contact the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation at least 5 working days prior to the meeting date. Phone: (512) 463-6599, FAX: (512) 475-2874, E-MAIL: Advisory.Boards@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

A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions

C. Approval of the Minutes – November 17, 2015

D. Public Comment
**Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**

E. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Overview of TDLR and Executive Office Operations

b. Update and discussion regarding transition of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Program from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), including contingency rider funding, progress report, transition plan, dates and deadlines, and personnel

2. Compliance Division

a. Overview of the Compliance Division Operations

3. Education and Examination Division

a. Overview of the Education and Examination Division Operations

4. Enforcement Division

a. Overview of the Enforcement Division Operations

5. Licensing Division

a. Overview of the Licensing Division Operations

6. Department of State Health Services

a. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Program

b. Recent Developments

F. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 111, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and regarding comments on the proposed new rules. The proposed new rules implement Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), which transfers the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists program from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

G. Discussion and possible appointment of workgroups

1. Enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding criminal conviction guidelines, the penalty matrix, 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

H. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting

I. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting

J. Adjournment