Orthotists and Prosthetists Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
ORTHOTISTS AND PROSTHETISTS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Friday, August 19, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas

AGENDA

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call, Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Approval of minutes – Meeting of May 19, 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 Orthotics and Prosthetics 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. 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. Health Professions Section Update
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. October Timeline
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Education and Examination Division Organizational Chart
    5. Enforcement Division
      1. Overview of Enforcement Division Operations
      2. Key Statistics
      3. Update on the approval of the Criminal Conviction Guidelines by the Commission
    6. Field Operations Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Updates
    7. Licensing Division
      1. Current Projects
      2. Personnel Update
    8. Department of State Health Services
      1. Update on DSHS Activities Relating to the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
      2. Recent Developments
  6. Update from workgroups and possible recommendation:
    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