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TBCE Reports: How Many DCs?
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:59 PM

Number of DCs

4995          Active License     
270            Expired License    
339            Probated-CE License    
610            Inactive License    
16              Probated License    
7                Suspended License    

2,191         Non-Renewable License 

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TBCE Reports: The Friendly Face at our Front Desk
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:54 PM

If you have called the TBCE main line recently, you may have been surprised to have a friendly “live” voice answer your call. In January 2012, we hired Sarah Matthews as our Licensing Assistant and agency Receptionist. Since that time, Sarah has helped hundreds of chiropractors and facility owners with licensing or registration issues.

Sarah graduated from Pflugerville High School in 2000 and grew up in the Austin area. Her entire family has a passion for the University of Texas Longhorns.

She lives in Hutto with her husband, Scott, 5-year-old daughter Claire, 3-year-old son Bredt, and a big Boxer pup named Braxton. She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and watching movies.

Our agency has gotten countless compliments on Sarah’s great customer service. Her passion for helping licensees and members of the public is very much appreciated by the Board! 

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TBCE Reports: Have You Moved??
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:45 PM

Board Rule 73.1 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. Additionally, Board Rule 74.5 requires a facility to notify the Board in writing of any change in street or mailing address or ownership within 30 days of that change.

Please note that merely submitting a change through Texas Online when completing a license or registration renewal will NOT change your address with the Board.

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TBCE Reports: Fee Increases—Effective Jan. 1st
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:39 PM

The 83rd Legislature raised appropriations for the TBCE to hire three additional staff members (two field investigators and one administrative assistant), but mandated that the agency raise fees to generate increased revenue.

At a Board meeting on November 21st, the Board voted to adopt the following fee increases:

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TBCE Reports: Documentation Rule Updated
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:16 PM

You may have heard by now that the TBCE has updated Board Rule 80.5 to more specifically outline what documentation is required to be done by a Doctor of Chiropractic. The amendment to this rule is effective April 24, 2014.

See below for the text of the rule change. Underlined portions are new language, while text struck through has been deleted.

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TBCE Posts "Correction of Error"
Thursday, May 01, 2014 08:05 AM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has posted in the May 9, 2014, Texas Register a "Correction of Error" message regarding its adoption of an amendment to the Maintenance of Chiropractic Records Rule posted in the April 18, 2014, Issue of the Texas Register. Excerpts from the TBCE's message include:

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) adopted an amendment to 22 TAC §80.5, concerning Maintenance of Chiropractic Records, in the April 18, 2014, issue of the Texas Register (39 TexReg 3228). The amendment was adopted to outline minimum documentation requirements for doctors of chiropractic in Texas. The Board inadvertently omitted a comment that was received during the comment period. Following is a summary of the comment received and the Board's response to the comment.

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