Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Advisory Board Meeting

Friday, September 23, 2016 – 1:00 p.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of the Minutes – Meeting of May 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. TDLR’s Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for Fiscal Years 2018-2019
      2. Overview of TDLR’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021
      3. Personnel Updates
    2. General Counsel’s Office
      1. Update on the adoption of new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 111 -Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
      2. Current Projects
    3. 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. Personnel Updates
      3. Public Outreach – Compliance Attended Industry Meetings
      4. Update on Health Professions Consolidation Team activities, including development and posting of transition-related public information and FAQ’s, Communications and Outreach, coordination with the Department of State Health Services, and Integration of Health-related program functions within TDLR
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Division Chart
    5. Enforcement Division
      1. Overview of the Enforcement Division Operations
      2. Update on the adoption of the Criminal Conviction Guidelines by the Commission
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
    7. Department of State Health Services
      1. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Program
      2. Recent Developments
  6. Update from workgroups and possible recommendations:
    1. Enforcement workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding the penalty matrix, and 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. Referral to Standard of Care workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding implementation of the speech pathology assistant supervision rule (16 Texas Administrative Code 111.50(g)
  7. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  8. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  9. Adjournment