Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas 78723


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of January 4, 2018
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Case Highlights
      2. Statistics
      3. Overview of complaint investigation and resolution procedures relating to health-related standard of care cases
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding speech-language pathology and audiology program activities
      2. Public Outreach
      3. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    6. Executive Office
      1. Overview of the Strategic Planning Process
      2. Recent Developments
  6. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding proposed changes to the rules under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 111, by amending existing rules under Subchapter A, §111.2; Subchapter B, §111.10; Subchapter C, §§111.21, 111.22, and 111.23; Subchapter D, §§111.30, 111.35, and 111.37; Subchapter E, §§111.40, 111.45, and 111.47; Subchapter F, §§111.50, 111.55, and 111.57; Subchapter H, §§111.70, 111.75, and 111.77; Subchapter I, §§111.80, 111.85, and 111.87; Subchapter J, §§111.90, 111.95, and 111.97; Subchapter L, §111.115 and §111.117, Subchapter O, §111.140; Subchapter P, §111.151 and §111.154; Subchapter Q, §111.160; Subchapter R, §111.171; Subchapter S, §111.180, Subchapter U, §111.200; and Subchapter V, §111.213; by adding new rules under Subchapter E, §111.41 and §111.42; Subchapter F, §111.51 and §111.52; Subchapter I, §111.81 and §111.82; Subchapter J, §111.91 and §111.92, and Subchapter V, §111.216; and by repealing existing rules under Subchapter G, §§111.60, 111.65, and 111.66; and Subchapter K, §§111.100, 111.105, and 111.106, related to the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists program. The proposed rules implement H.B. 4007, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017); make licensing and other clean-up changes; and update the supervision provisions throughout the chapter. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rules.
  7. Discussion and possible recommendations regarding proposed changes to the rule under 16 TAC §111.212(h), related to the use of telehealth by speech-language pathologists and requiring in-person initial contact with clients. This agenda item includes discussion of the public comments received on the proposed rule.
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment