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Over-the-Counter Category Coming for Hearing Instruments
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 11:42 AM

Hearing instruments or hearing aids are regulated at the federal level as medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

Changes are being made at the federal level regarding hearing instruments.  In August 2017, the U.S. Congress passed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA)which in part defines “over-the-counter hearing aid,” requires the FDA to establish a category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, and specifies certain requirements that must be included in the FDA regulations. 

The FDA is in the process of drafting proposed regulations for a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids. The FDA must publish the proposed regulations for public comment by August 18, 2020 and publish the final regulations not later than 180 days after the comment period closes. 

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Obituary: Carlos Xavier Domino, D.C.
Written by Editor   
Sunday, January 27, 2019 08:31 PM

Carlos Xavier Domino, 74, of Houston, Texas, passed away January 24, 2019.  Dr. Domino was born in Harlingen, Texas on June 21, 1944 to Alicia Diana Vela and Freddie Rodriguez and was raised in Raymondville, Texas.

 A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, from 5:00-8:00 pm, with funeral services on Monday, February 4, at 12:00 pm at American Heritage Funeral Home (10710 Veterans Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77038). A committal service at Houston National will follow at 1:15 pm.

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A Great Week with ACA in Washington, DC; TCA Legislative Day, TCLC Next
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Friday, January 25, 2019 05:20 PM

Executive Director’s Message

There is nothing quite like seeing advocacy in action.

That was the case at the American Chiropractic Association’s National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) on January 16-19 in Washington, DC. In addition to attending NCLC, the Texas Chiropractic Association participated in Capitol Hill visits. I was thrilled to be in our nation’s capital along with TCA President Dr. Devin Pettiet, Vice President Dr. Chad Carpenter, Legislative Affairs Chair Dr. Don White and TCA Past Presidents Tyce Hergert, Mike Martin and Dale White, Jr.

Team Texas was all over the Capitol, joining students from Parker University Student ACA (SACA) on visits with more than dozen Congressional offices. The purpose was to educate Senate and House members from Texas and their staff about chiropractic issues, not to mention identify champions for two of ACA’s key initiatives – Medicare and TRICARE.

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TBCE January 31, 2019 Meeting
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 06:46 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners will meet on Thursday, January 31, beginning at 9:00 AM at the William P. Hobby Building at 333 Guadalupe, Tower 2, Room 400A, in Austin.

On the agenda for the meeting are:

  • Approval of the minutes of the Nov. 8, 2018 Meeting.
  • Presentation of the board president’s report.
  • Discussion and possible action regarding election of a board vice president and a secretary/treasurer.
  • Presentation of staff reports.
  • Presentation of board committee reports.
  • Public comment.
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DCs Step Up as Radiation Emergency Screeners
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 06:20 PM

It is only a matter of time before a device with real or suspected radioactivity could be employed.  in addition, radiological material is often transported via train or highway, with the potential of an accidental spillage.

Despite the fact that such an occurrence would truly impact a limited number of people, there will be a large segment of the population that will need or wish to be screened for exposure. 

In an ideal response after a radiological “event” of some kind, there should be a designated location for the obviously exposed individuals to gather for evaluation, decontamination and treatment.  There should also be separate locations where those who are concerned, but were not in the immediate vicinity of the incident, can go for screening and education.   DCs in Arkansas have stepped up to help fill this niche.

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