Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, June 30, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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).

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of February 24, 2017
  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. Bill Implementation Overview and Timeline
      3. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Public Outreach – Compliance Attendance at Professional Association Meetings and other outreach activities
      2. Health Professions Section Update
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. 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 changes to the rules under 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 111 related to supervision of speech-language pathology assistants and interns and audiology assistants and interns
    2. Enforcement Workgroup review, updates and possible recommendations on the penalty matrix for the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Program
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding the penalty matrix
  8. Discussion of telehealth/telepractice trends and regulations impacting speech language pathology and audiology services and in-person initial contact with clients
  9. Discussion and appointment of workgroups
  10. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  11. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  12. Adjournment