Dietitians Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
DIETITIANS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, September 15, 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 minutes - Meeting of February 19, 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. Staff presentations about the Dietitians program
      2. TDLR's 2018-2019 Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR)
      3. Overview of TDLR's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021
      4. Personnel Updates
    2. General Counsel's Office
      1. Update on adopted new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 116, Dietitians
      2. Current Projects
    3. Compliance Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding transition of Dietitians 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. Health Professions Section Update
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Division Chart
    5. Enforcement Division
      1. Overview of the Enforcement Division Operations
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
    7. Department of State Health Services
      1. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Dietitians Program
      2. Recent Developments
  6. Discussion and possible action to recommend approval of the criminal conviction guidelines
  7. Update from workgroups and possible recommendations:
    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
  8. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  9. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  10. Adjournment

Pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislation, (2015) the transition of dietitian regulation from DSHS to TDLR is currently underway. Both agencies support this transition. As a result of Senate Bill 202, the Dietitians Advisory Board, under TDLR, was created. Both the TDLR Dietitians Advisory Board and the Dietitian Board supported by DSHS are made up of members common to each board. The members of one board may be present in sufficient numbers at the other board's meeting to constitute a quorum. To ensure the public is fully apprised of all public business concerning dietitian regulation, TDLR and DSHS are posting every meeting of each board as constituting a meeting of the other board. However, the issues at a particular meeting will relate to the business of the hosting agency's board, and public comment should be directed to those issues and that agency's board.