Midwives Advisory Board Meeting Agenda

MIDWIVES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions

C. Public Comment
**Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Executive Assistant**

D. Staff Reports

1. Executive Office

a. Overview of TDLR and Executive Office Operations

b. Update and discussion regarding transition of Midwives 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), including contingency rider funding, progress report, transition plan, dates and deadlines, and personnel

2. Compliance Division

a. Overview of the Compliance Division Operations

3. Education and Examination Division

a. Overview of the Education and Examination Division Operations

4. Enforcement Division

a. Overview of the Enforcement Division Operations

5. Licensing Division

a. Overview of the Licensing Division Operations

6. Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

a. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Midwifery Program

b. Recent Developments

E. Discussion and possible recommendation regarding proposed new rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 115, Midwives and regarding comments on the proposed new rules. The proposed new rules implement Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislature, Regular Session (2015), which transfers the Midwives program from the Department of State Health Services to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

F. 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

G. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting

H. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting

I. Adjournment

Pursuant to Senate Bill 202, 84th Legislation, (2015) the transition of midwifery regulation from DSHS to TDLR is currently underway. Both agencies support this transition. As a result of Senate Bill 202, the Midwifery Advisory Board, under TDLR, was created. Both the TDLR Midwives Advisory Board and the Midwifery 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 midwifery 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.