Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 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 the Minutes - Meeting of May 24, 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. Update and discussion regarding transition of Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers 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. Overview of TDLR's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021
      3. TDLR's Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for Fiscal Years 2018-2019
      4. Personnel Changes
    2. General Counsel
      1. Update on Adopted Rules
      2. Current Projects
    3. Compliance Division
      1. Public Outreach - Compliance Attendance at Industry Meetings
      2. Health Professions Section Update
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Examination Information
      2. October Timeline
      3. Personnel Updates
      4. Education and Examination Division Organizational 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. Overview of the Licensing Division Operations
      2. Current Projects
      3. Personnel Updates
    7. Department of State Health Services
      1. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers Program
      2. Recent Developments
  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