Commission Approves Internal Audit Report at September 25, 2018 Meeting

AUSTIN, TX (September 26, 2018) - The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approved the agency’s FY 2018 Internal Audit Report and the agency’s 2019 Internal Audit Plan at their public meeting held Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at TDLR’s North Campus in Austin.

Internal audits examine the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information; compliance with policies, procedures, laws, regulations and contracts; safeguarding of assets; and the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and programs.

The Commissioners heard five contested cases involving the Towing and Electrician programs. They also considered three motions for rehearing related to the Cosmetology and Towing programs.

In addition, the Commissioners:

  • Approved amendments to existing rules for these programs:
    • Elevators, Escalators, and Related Equipment
    • Driver Education and Safety
    • Health Related Programs (Behavior Analysts and Podiatrists)
  • Approved new rules to implement the transfer of the Texas Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Approved a new rule adding provisions addressing the scope and conditions of practice regarding the Podiatry Program
  • Approved Criminal Conviction Guidelines for the Podiatry Program
  • Approved Criminal Conviction Guidelines for the Massage Therapy Program
  • Approved procedures for Registered Accessibility Specialists for the new TABS system

There were no public comments.

The next Commission meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2018.

Watch the September Commission meeting at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GE3Juz22sg

See the agenda for the September 26 Commission meeting at: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/Agendas/Commagendas/agenda092518.htm.

Minutes of the September 26 meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.

About TDLR

TDLR provides oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment in Texas. The agency protects the health and safety of Texans by ensuring they are served by qualified, licensed professionals. Inspections of individuals, businesses, and equipment are done on a regular basis to safeguard the public. Currently, the agency manages 39 business and occupational licensing programs with more than 800,000 licenses across the state.

Visit TDLR’s website for more information and resources. You can search the TDLR licensee database, and also find past violations in which a final order was issued against companies or individuals. TDLR’s Customer Service line is available anytime between 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 1-800-803-9202. TDLR representatives are fluent in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese.

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