TBCE Rules Changes

Proposed changes to TBCE Rules


TBCE Proposes Rules Changes (June 2016)
Written by Editor   
Monday, June 27, 2016 04:51 PM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) at their May meeting proposed several rules amendments.  Proposed changes to Rule 72.6, 74.1, 74.2, and 78.6 serve to update the rule to reflect present process and procedure concerning examinations, clarify definitions, reflect the transfer of administration duties from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Medical Board (TMB) as required by Senate Bill 202, and updates the present fee for the TBCE's jurisprudence examination.

TBCE Adopts Rules Changes
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:54 AM

CHAPTER 73, RULE 73.4 

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) adopts amendment to Chapter 73, §73.4, concerning Rules of Conduct for Facility Owners, without changes to the proposed text as published in the November 20, 2015, issue of the Texas Register (40 TexReg 8089). The rule text will not be republished here.

This section establishes requirements and procedures related to chiropractic facilities.  The rule is amended to require facility owners to maintain a current address with the Board.

The Board did discuss the issue of notification being required within five (5) business days should a facility change its address. Staff noted that the window was relatively short as compared to a physical mail address because electronic-mail is often used for matters where time is of the essence. Additionally, it should be noted that the postal service, unlike electronic-mail in general, has a forwarding service so that communication may flow unimpeded. Staff additionally indicated that the shortened timeframe was not intended to be a tool to create a compliance issue but to impress upon the facility owner the urgency of providing an update to maintain unimpeded communication flow.


TBCE Proposes Amendments to Rule 78.6
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 12:00 AM

The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners proposes amending Chapter 78, Rule 78.6, concerning Required Fees and Charges. The proposed amended rule is necessary in order to remove an obsolete reference and update the rule concerning application of monetary funds to outstanding balances.

This amended rule was proposed upon a recommendation by the Rules Committee to the Board and approved by the Board for publication. Although not officially published for comment, unofficial comments were received during the course of discussion of the February 18, 2016, Board and Rules Committee meetings.  In general, commenters were supportive of the Board's effort to enhance the compliance process and ensure that licensees were in good standing at all times.

TBCE Fees Announcement
Written by TBCE Release   
Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:11 AM

The TBCE reports that Texas Online is working to implement the new fee schedule in order for renewals to be processed online.  Until the changes have taken effect, please download the new forms below from the TBCE website and remit your payment by cashier's check or money order by mail. Any over payments that have been received since November 25, 2015 will be refunded.

Nov 2015: TBCE Rules Proposals
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:59 AM

In November, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) published additional proposed rules changes.  Additional comments on the proposed amended rules and/or a request for a public hearing on the proposed amended rule may be submitted to Bryan D. Snoddy, General Counsel, Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 333 Guadalupe St, Tower III, Suite 825, Austin, Texas 78701; by fax to (512) 305-6705; or by e-mail to [email protected], no later than 30 days from the date that this proposed amendment is published in the Texas Register [Editor's Note: This would be before the Christmas Holidays]

  • One proposal would require every facility to have an email registered with the TBCE and require notification of change within 5 business days.
  • Another proposal proposes a new §77.10, concerning Rules to Prevent Fraud. The proposed new rule is necessary in order to comply with Texas Occupations Code §201.1555 and to provide concise and clear guidance to the public and licensees.
  • A third proposal would require every individual licensee to have an email registered with the TBCE and require notification of change within 5 business days.
  • A final amendment proposes amending §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.
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