Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Massage Therapy Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2017– 9:00 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. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedures Act
  4. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Program Specialist**
  5. Staff Reports
    1. Executive Office
      1. Introduction and Overview of Executive Office
      2. Recent Developments
    2. Compliance Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Compliance Division
      2. History and Overview of the Massage Therapy Program
      3. Update on the Program Transition from Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to TDLR
      4. Public Outreach
    3. Education and Examination Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Education and Examination Division
      2. Statistics
    4. Enforcement Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Enforcement Division
      2. Statistics
    5. Field Operations
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Field Operations Division
      2. Statistics
    6. Licensing Division
      1. Introduction and Overview of the Licensing Division
      2. Statistics
  6. Discussion and Overview of the Rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117 to implement the transfer of the Massage Therapy program from DSHS to TDLR pursuant to House Bill 4007, 85th Legislature, Regular Session (2017)
  8. Discussion and possible appointment of workgroups
    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
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment