TBCE First Quarter Report Summary
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:29 PM
The TCA is the leading professional chiropractic association in Texas working to enhance chiropractic practice, public access and education.  The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) published their report from first quarter of 2018.  Here is a brief overview for your quick perusal.
Two year license renewal in effect
On March 1, the TBCE implemented 2-year license renewals for 2018 to 2020.  The fee of $300 is due before your [birth month] 1, 2018.  When renewing the renewal certificate of licensure can be printed upon completion of online renewal. You must still meet the requirement of 16-hours of approvedcontinuing educationeach year.  
2018 TBCE Meetings
Upcoming TBCE meetings are planned for Aug. 16, and Nov. 15, 2018, at the Hobby Building, Tower 2, Room 225 in Austin.
New Executive Director
Patrick Fortner is the new Executive Director of the TBCE. He has 15 years’ experience in Texas stategovernment, including more than five years at a regulatory agency as director of communications and legislative affairs and acting executive director.
 
Additionally, his state government experience includes strategic
communications for two state agencies and a state senator. Before entering state government, he was in media for nine years.
 
Statistics
As of Feb. 2018, the TBCE had:
5809 active licensees
2736 non-renewable licenses
685 inactive licenses
164 expired licenses
61 CE-conditional licenses
14 probated licenses and
2 suspended licenses
Radiologic Technologists:
61 active registrations
16 expired registrations
Complaints:
45 complaints received in 2018
73 complaints closed
11 closed with disciplinary orders
11 lack of diligence
11 criminal convication
9 overrating or over charging
Disciplinary Actions:
  • 4 yr probated suspension, take SPEC exam and jurisprudence assessment for past criminal convictions.
  • 2 Licenses revoked for felony fraud conviction.
  • Cease and desist order for advertising violation.
  • $2000 fine for sexual misconduct.
  • $1000 fine and onsite audit and billing training for staff for improper billing practices.
  • Pass jurisprudence exam and remove advertising that is outside scope of practice.
  • Differentiate chiropractic practice from “Pastoral Medicine Association” work that is outside scope of chiropractic practice.
  • Pass jurisprudence exam and receive a license under probation suspension until Oct. 2021, for past criminal convictions.
  • $1000 fine, take jurisprudence exam and show proof of request patient records delivery.
  • Revocation of license for failure to comply with previous TBCE order.
  • Pass jurisprudence exam and receive a license under probation suspension for three years.
Obituaries:
  • Dr. Perry L. Morren passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017. Dr. Morren graduated from Texas Chiropractic College on February 20, 1963.
  • Dr. Elizabeth E. Thomas passed away on December 9, 2017. She graduated from Texas Chiropractic College on December 15, 2000.
  • Dr. Billy Mark Hammonds passed away on January 15, 2018.He attended Life University and graduated on December 1, 1985. He practiced chiropractic for almost 32 years.
  • Dr. Sharn Alexander DeWet passed away on February 21, 2018. Dr. DeWet graduated from Parker University on April 25, 2014
  • Dr. Mark Flanagan passed away on February 23, 2018. Dr. Flanagan graduated from Texas Chiropractic College on January 1, 1988.
  • Dr. Mary Pinney passed away on March 11, 2018. Dr. Pinney graduated from Texas Chiropractic College on December 15, 2001.