TBCE Amends Rules, Proposes Changes to Others
Written by Chris Dalrymple, DC   
Monday, September 24, 2018 04:31 PM

Regular quarterly meetings of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) were held May 17, 2018 and August 16, 2018, in Austin.  The Board voted to adopt amendments to the following rules:

  • Rule 72.9The adopted amendment reflects 2017 Sunset Commission recommendation to remove limitation on thenumber of times an applicant can take the Board’sJurisprudence Exam, in order to achieve a passing score.

  • Rule 78.3The adopted amendment conforms the rule regarding “Individuals with Criminal Backgrounds” to the 2017Sunset legislation, SB 304, which dissolved the Board’s statutory requirement to register chiropractic facilities.

  • Rule 78.5The adopted amendment conforms the “Duty to Respond to Complaint and Request for Information or Records”to the 2017 Sunset legislation, SB 304, which dissolved theBoard’s statutory requirement to register chiropractic facilities.

  • Rule 78.7The adopted amendment conforms the rule regarding “Public Interest Information” to the 2017 Sunset legislation, SB 304, which dissolved the Board’s statutory requirement to register chiropractic facilities.

  • Rule 78.8The adopted amendment conforms the rule regarding “Complaint Procedures” to the 2017 Sunset legislation, SB 304, which dissolved the Board’s statutory requirement to register chiropractic facilities.

The Board voted to propose amendments to the following rules, which will be published here when posted in the Texas Register:

  • Rule 74.1 -The rules relating to chiropractic radiologic technologists are proposed for repeal to conform to SB 674, which eliminated dual-registry requirements.
  • Rule 74.2 - The rules relating to chiropractic radiologic technologists are proposed for repeal to conform to SB 674, which eliminated dual-registry requirements.
  • Rule 77.13 - The rule regarding “Bribery” is proposed for repeal because it is an unnecessary duplication of a Penal Code provision.

  • Rule 77.14 - The rule regarding “Coercion of a Public Servant or Voter” is proposed for repeal because it is an unnecessary duplication of a Penal Code provision.

  • Rule 77.15 - The rule regarding “Improper Influence” is proposed for repeal because it is an unnecessary duplication of a Penal Code provision.

  • Rule 77.16 - The rule regarding “Tampering with a Witness” is proposed for repeal because it is an unnecessary duplication of a Penal Code provision.

  • Rule 77.17 - The rule regarding “Obstruction or Retaliation” is proposed for repeal because it is an unnecessary duplication of a Penal Code provision.