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TBCE’s New General Counsel: Introducing Courtney Ebeier
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Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 AM

Courtney is a Texas native with 14 collective years living and working in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas of Austin, College of Communications, where she earned a bachelor of journalism, and a J.D. graduate of South Texas College of Law of Houston.

She is an experienced consumer and commercial law litigator with expertise in providing regulatory compliance counsel in connection with commercial business and consumer protection laws. Her litigation background includes title insurance defense, transactional real estate and consumer mortgage lending and servicing defense of matters. She has litigated in all venues of Texas, from county, state to federal, including appellate practice in the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals.

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Chiropractic in Texas August 2016
Written by Editor   
Friday, September 16, 2016 12:00 AM

There are 4378 Chiropractic facilities in Texas and 5219 active licensees.  

There are 399 CE-Conditional licensees, 15 probated licenses, 3 suspended licenses, 172 with expired licenses and 631 with inactive licenses.  2596 licenses were non-renewable.

178 facility registrations have expired.  CHECK YOURS TODAY!

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TBCE Rule Amendments November 2016
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Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

A regular meeting of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) was held August 18, 2016, in Austin. The following is a summary of Board actions taken during this meeting.  The TBCE voted to adopt amendments to the following rules - effective November 1, 2016:

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TBCE Disciplinary Actions June Through August 2016
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Thursday, September 15, 2016 12:00 AM

From June through August 2016, the TBCE took the following disciplinary actions.  Take note and learn from the errors of others.

Revocation of license:  One license was revoked for a felony conviction and another was revoked for failure to comply with a board order.

Fine $3000: for failure to report a criminal conviction, making a false statement on license renewal, and failure to respond to Board inquires. The violator also has to take and pass the Jurisprudence exam and Ethics and Boundaries Assessment Services exam within six months.

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Governor Abbott Names Presiding Officer And Appoints Three To Texas Board Of Chiropractic Examiners
Friday, August 12, 2016 08:32 AM

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dr. Nicholas “Nick” Baucum, Dr. Mark Bronson and Gus Ramirez to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for terms to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, Governor Abbott has named Bronson as presiding officer. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic.

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Share Your Feedback with Sunset Commission
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:08 AM

Over the past several days, TCA has received inquiries from members about a survey sent from the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission to Doctors of Chiropractic regarding the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE). As a reminder, the Sunset process is a “unique opportunity and powerful incentive for the Legislature and stakeholders to look closely at each agency and make key improvements to how state government works.” Normally, each state agency goes through the Sunset review process every 12 years. TBCE is up for Sunset review this legislative cycle.

As part of its review, the Sunset Advisory Commission seeks input from the public about how well an agency is performing and possible areas of improvement. However, the Sunset Advisory Commission does not weigh in on individual issues, cases or complaints.

TCA encourages any DCs who have received this email to respond to the survey with candid, professional feedback. Please share your perspectives or experiences. TCA considers this a great opportunity for DCs to provide input and recommendations and believes the Commission takes this input very seriously. Your feedback can help to improve the regulation of chiropractic, which benefits not just DCs but all Texans.

The deadline for your comments is Friday, Aug. 12, so please return the survey today.

As always, TCA encourages DCs to be ambassadors for the chiropractic profession. We appreciate your civic engagement.

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