December 7, 2019 - 1:15pm

Department of State Health Services, Exchange Building, Room #N-102
8407 Wall St.
Austin, TX 78754

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The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. or upon adjournment of the Professional Development Committee meeting

Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.

Pursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.

  1. Call meeting to order.
  2. Approval of minutes of the August 24, 2019, Board meeting.
  3. Discussion and possible action regarding Ethics Committee:
    Ethics Committee meeting — December 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    • Number of cases reviewed by Complaint Review Team
    • Number of cases with disciplinary action
    • Number of cases with no disciplinary action
    • Number of cases tabled for more information
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding report from Executive Director on non-jurisdictional complaints.
    2. Discussion and possible action regarding penalty matrix.
    3. Discussion and possible action regarding attorney’s report on cases where disciplinary actions have been recommended, Informal Conferences have been held, or State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH hearings) have been requested.
    4. Items for consideration for future committee meeting agendas.
  4. Discussion and possible action regarding Licensing Standards and Qualifications Committee:
  5. Licensing Standards and Qualification Committee meeting — December 7, 2019 at 8:30 am
    • Number of cases reviewed.
    • Number of cases approved.
    • Number of cases denied.
    • Number of cases tabled for more information.
    1. Discussion and possible action regarding the supervision process and the development of white paper/guidelines to send to supervisors.
    2. Items for consideration for future committee meeting agendas.
  6. Discussion and possible action regarding Professional Development Committee:
  7. Professional Development Committee meeting — December 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    • Discussion and possible action regarding the Alternative Method of Examining Competency (AMEC) program participants.
    • Discussion and possible action regarding the Board’s jurisprudence examination.
  8. Discussion and possible action regarding order for final action in the following cases:
  9. 1072-14-0057 JJ, 1072-15-0052 RM, 1072-16-0007 KF, 1072-16-0029 RM, 1072-18-0088 EN, 1072-18-0107 GM, 1072-18-0120 PH

  10. Report from the Board Chair and update concerning current challenges and accomplishments; interaction with stakeholders, state officials, and staff; committee appointments and functions; workload of Board Members; and general information regarding the routine functioning of the Board.
  11. Report from the Executive Director and update concerning program operations; customer service accomplishments, inquiries, and challenges; current and/or historical licensee statistics; media, legislative, and stakeholder contacts and concerns; workload processing; special projects assigned to Executive Director; and general information regarding the routine functioning of the licensure program.
  12. Management report and update from the Professional Licensing and Certification Unit Manager, including unit organization and staffing; program costs and revenue; current operational initiatives; customer service accomplishments and challenges; workload processing and statistical information; status of rulemaking within the unit; legislative and media contacts and tracking; and general information regarding the routine functioning of the Professional Licensing and Certification Unit.
  13. Public Comment.
  14. Schedule next meeting(s).
  15. Items for consideration for future committee and Board meeting agendas.
  16. Adjourn meeting.

Action may be taken on any of the above items. The board reserves the right to go into executive session as authorized by the Government Code, Chapter 551. Agenda items may be taken in any order at the discretion of the chair. An individual who wishes to speak on an issue that falls under the board’s jurisdiction shall be heard during the public comment agenda item. The chair may establish and announce limitations on speakers, including time limits and when speakers may address the board. The limitations, if any, may vary from meeting to meeting.

For additional information, contact Alice Bradford, Executive Director at (512) 834-6628, fax (512) 834-6677, or email lsw@hhsc.state.tx.us.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Georgia Norman, Professional Licensing and Certification, 512-231-5716 or Georgia.Norman@hhsc.state.tx.us at least 96 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.