Highlights from the March 27th, 2018 Meeting of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation

AUSTIN, TX (March 27, 2018) -  The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approved rule changes to 10 agency programs and adopted new rules for the incoming Behavior Analysts program at their meeting in Austin today.

Commissioners amended rules for the Electricians, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists, Hearing Instrument Fitters and Dispensers, and Massage Therapy programs.  In addition, rule changes were made to remove obsolete and duplicate rules for five programs transferred to TDLR from the Texas Department of State Health Services by the 84th Texas Legislature. 

The rules are adopted by the Commission in accordance with Texas Government Code §2001.039.

 “The department continues to review our procedures and implement rule changes to ensure Texans are served by licensed, qualified and competent companies and professionals,” said Brian Francis, TDLR Executive Director.

Commission Chairman Mike Arismendez recognized the service of former Commissioner Ravi Shah, of Dallas, and welcomed new Commission member, Dr. Gary Wesson of Bastrop. Dr. Wesson, a retired orthodontist, was appointed to the Commission by Governor Greg Abbott on February 28.

Francis updated the commission on TDLR’s strategic planning process. The agency will host public sessions in Arlington and El Paso (April 9), Houston and McAllen (April 16) and Austin (April 23).  Licensees and the public are invited to attend  and  provide feedback on agency operations and practices.  For those not able to attend these meetings their comments may be submitted at TDLR.Texas.Gov or the TDLR Facebook page.

More information on TDLR strategic planning can be found at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/stratplan.htm

Watch the March 27 Commission meeting at: https://youtu.be/dCEOA2By5sQ

Meeting agenda: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda032718.htm

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