Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, February 24, 2017 – 10:30 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of September 23, 2016
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Executive Office
      1. Legislative Update
      2. Personnel Changes
      3. Overview of the Implementation Report issued by the Department in December 2016 as required by Senate Bill 202, Section 1.301, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015
      4. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. 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)
      2. Public Outreach – Compliance Attendance at Professional Association Meetings and other outreach activities
      3. Health Professions Section Update
      4. Personnel Updates
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics and Trends
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Case Highlights
      2. Recent Accomplishments and Current Projects
      3. Key Statistics
    5. Licensing Division
      1. Licensing Statistics
  6. Update from workgroups and possible recommendations:
    1. Standard of Care workgroup review, updates and possible recommendations regarding:
      1. implementation of the speech language pathology assistant rule related to supervision and telehealth (16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §111.50(g)), including issues regarding defining the different levels/types of supervision, prorating hours of supervision, and updating the rule related to requests for exceptions (16 TAC §111.213);
      2. cleaning up the audiology assistant rule related to supervision and performance of certain activities by audiology assistants (16 TAC §111.90); and
      3. the requirement that initial contact be in person under rule 16 TAC §111.212(h), Requirements for the Use of Telehealth by Speech-Language Pathologists
  7. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  8. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  9. Adjournment