TBCE Rules Changes

Proposed changes to TBCE Rules

 

Chiropractic Rules Proposals
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:51 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes amending several chiropractic rules.  These include Chapter 71, §71.2, concerning Petition for Adoption of Rules, Chapter 72, §72.2, concerning Application for Licensure; Chapter 78, §78.8, concerning Complaint Procedures; Chapter 78, §78.13, concerning Scope of Practice; and Chapter 78 and §§80.1 - 80.5, concerning General Regulatory Provisions.  Below the highlights of the changes are presented. 

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TBCE Proposes New Rules 80.1 though 80.5
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:48 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes new Chapter 78 and §§80.1 - 80.5, concerning General Regulatory Provisions. The new rules are necessary in order to comply with Legislative requirements regarding dual office holding, merit selection principles, sick leave pool, private donors and contract monitoring.

These rules were proposed after a comprehensive review of legislatively mandated rule provisions provided by the Office of the Attorney General. 

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TBCE Proposes Amendment to Rule 78.13
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:39 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes an amendment to Chapter 78, §78.13, concerning Scope of Practice. This amendment was proposed after a recommendation by the Rule Committee to the Board and approved by the Board for publication. The purpose of the amendment is to modify subsection (a) to make clear that the definitions in the section were applicable throughout the chapter.

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TBCE Proposes Amendment to Rule 78.8
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:32 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes amending Chapter 78, §78.8, concerning Complaint Procedures. The proposed amended rule is necessary in order to remove the requirement for a 120-day hearing that is not found within the Chiropractic Act or the Administrative Procedure Act.  This amended rule was proposed upon a recommendation by the Rule Committee to the Board and approved by the Board for publication. The purpose of the amendment is to remove a requirement for a hearing that is unsupported by statutory provisions mentioned in subsection (g)(1)(C). 

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TBCE Proposes Amendment to Rule 72.2
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Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:25 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) proposes amending Chapter 72, §72.2, concerning Application for Licensure.  This amended rule was proposed upon a recommendation by the Rule Committee to the Board and approved by the Board for publication. Comments were received concerning during the presentation of the rule amendment to the Board on May 21, 2015. 

The comments reflected that the Board's rules did not fully capture the strictures of the statute contained in §201.502 of the Chiropractic Act. The Board considered the addition of this language as useful in providing an applicant notice that of all ground upon which an application may be refused to the admission of the practice of chiropractic. 

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