Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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).

Watch the meeting on TDLR's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TexasLicensing

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of Minutes – Meeting of August 17, 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. Overview of TDLR and Executive Office Operations, Restructuring, and Personnel Changes
      2. Legislative Update
      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. General Counsel’s Office
      1. Update on rulemaking petition and Department response regarding 16 Texas Administrative Code §112.97, Sound-Level Measurements - Audiometers and Audiometric Testing
      2. Update on rulemaking petition and Department response regarding 16 Texas Administrative Code §112.98, Code of Ethics
      3. Recent Developments
    3. Compliance Division
      1. Discussion regarding the transition of the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to 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
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Examination Information
      2. Personnel Updates
    5. Enforcement Division
      1. Enforcement report including statistics on cases, orders, and penalties
      2. Recent and upcoming projects
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Licensing Statistics
  6. Update from work groups 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. Standard of Care workgroup to review and make recommendations regarding standard of care matters and rules
  7. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  8. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  9. Adjournment