TBCE Rules Committee to Meet July 29
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 06:49 AM

The Rules Committee of the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners will consider and act, if necessary, on matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee at a meeting on July 29, 2014, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the William P. Hobby Building, Tower 2, Room 225, at 333 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78701.  

The Rules Committee, chaired by Larry Montgomery, D.C., will consider the following agenda:

14. Discussion and recommendation for Board concerning modification of Rule 75.17(e)(2)(O) to clarify that the scope of practice includes the referral of care to health care providers with a scope of practice distinct from chiropractic. Additionally, discuss separation of scope of practice rule into scope of practice and scope of prohibitions as contemplated in the Draft Comprehensive Rule Restructure Proposal. 

15. Discussion and recommendation for Board concerning modification of Rule 75.6(c) to clarify that the 15 days requirement for a doctor to respond includes the requirement to provide documents although a single extension of 30 days is to be liberally provided but further extensions are to be considered upon a showing of just cause and diligence in responding to the Board's request. 

16. Discussion and recommendation for Board concerning harmonizing specialities as described under Rule 71.15 (including deletion of the rule) and Rules 77.2 concerning publicity and 77.5 concerning misleading terms with the Chiropractic Act. 

17. Discussion and recommendation for Board concerning procedures and guidelines for handling patient records after the death of a chiropractor and/or facility owner. 

18. Discussion and recommendation for Board concerning a recommendation from Board staff to modify Rule 75.13 to clarify that disciplinary aspects for "written" reprimands and adding language to clarify that "administrative penalty" is a disciplinary action 

19. Discussion and review of recommendation from L&E Committee concerning any other rule involving licensure and education that may require modification, change or deletion as contemplated by the comprehensive rule restructure process.