A Tool for Your Practice Toolkit: TBCE Checklist
Thursday, February 12, 2015 03:36 PM

by Yvette Yarbrough, TBCE Executive Director

As a Virgo, checklists are my best friend for the purposes of organization in both my professional and personal life. At work, I use multiple checklists on a daily basis to ensure that all of my professional responsibilities are completed.  

Doctors of Chiropractic should be aware of their licensure requirements and can use this checklist to help keep them in compliance with Board rules and law. This checklist covers the topics that most frequently result in disciplinary action against doctors, it is not meant to be all-inclusive.

Ensure that all continuing education (CE) courses taken are approved by the TBCE in order to get credit. (A list of approved courses can be found at https://www.tbce.state.tx.us/ce.html)

Ensure 16 hours of continuing education courses are completed (with at least 4 hours in Board required topics) and on record with the TBCE prior to renewing your license.

Renew your license before the first day of your birth month.

Renew your facility registration before the first day of your birth month. For non-DC facility owners, ensure you renew your facility registration before September 1st.

Post your current license, facility registration, and public information placard (also known as the consumer complaint card) in a prominent place in your facility. If you do not own a facility, ensure your current license and a public information placard/consumer complaint card are posted, and ensure the facility registration posted is up-to-date.

Report a change of address (home, office, or mailing) to the TBCE in writing within 30 days of the change. (Note: changes made via Texas Online do NOT satisfy this requirement – those changes are not reported to the TBCE.) “If you fail to notify the Board of a change in your address, you face a disciplinary action and  up to a $250 fine!”  Board Rule 75.1 requires licensees to maintain a current physical home and business address with the Board. The same rule also requires licensees to notify the Board in writing of any change in address within 30 days of that change.